Boehner wants review of Confederate symbols in U.S. Capitol

Posted: July 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Boehner wants review of Confederate symbols in U.S. Capitol

WaPo ^ | 9 Jul 2015 | Paul Kane

Posted on 7/9/2015, 1:02:18 PM by Bobby_Taxpayer

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) called Thursday for an informal bipartisan group to review matters related to Confederate memorabilia in the U.S. Capitol, cutting off an unexpected, racially tinged debate over the “Stars and Bars” that had consumed the House floor.

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Boehner sidelined legislation that would provide annual funds for the Interior Department after Southern lawmakers pushed to get a vote that would allow for brief displays and sales of the flag in veterans cemeteries and national parks.

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