House Pulls Spending Bill Amid Confederate Flag Debate
House Pulls Spending Bill Amid Confederate Flag Debate (Roll Call)
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 the appropriations bill was being pulled so that 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.