GOP moves to overturn Confederate flag limits

Posted: July 12, 2015 in Uncategorized


GOP moves to overturn Confederate flag limits ^ | July 8th, 2015 | By Jamie Dupree

Posted on 7/12/2015, 2:01:45 PM by bob_denard

In a surprise, Republicans late Wednesday moved to overturn limits on the sale and display of the Confederate flag that had been approved a day earlier by the U.S. House, setting up a showdown vote for Thursday on whether the National Park Service should allow sales of the flag and on how the Confederate flag should be displayed at certain federal cemeteries.

The move was unexpected, coming as lawmakers were quietly finishing debate on a spending bill that covers operations of the National Park Service. Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA), the lead Republican on the measure, had been giving final wrap-up remarks about the legislation, when he suddenly interrupted his own speech to offer an amendment that would nullify several actions taken by the House on Tuesday…

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