House Pulls Spending Bill Amid Confederate Flag Debate

By JM Rieger
Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:30pm
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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. Read more.