House Pulls Spending Bill Amid Confederate Flag Debate

‘I actually think it is time for some adults in here in Congress to actually sit down and have a conversation about how top address this issue’

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.

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