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House Pulls Spending Bill Amid Confederate Flag Debate

 

House Republicans are pulling the Interior-Environment appropriations bill amid a growing public relations storm over votes on the Confederate battle flag and concerns the bill won't pass.

Speaker John A. Boehner confirmed to reporters Thursday, during his weekly on-camera news conference, that the appropriations bill was being pulled so the "adult" members of Congress could sit down and have a conversation about how to deal with the Confederate flag.

"That bill is going to sit in abeyance until we come to some resolution," Boehner said.

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