Interior-Environment Appropriations/Spending/Budget

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House Floor Explodes Over Confederate Flag Resolution
 

Hours after Republicans pulled a fiscal 2016 Interior-Environment spending bill over an amendment permitting Confederate flag imagery on graves on federal land, lawmakers again found themselves scrambling on the House floor.

Following a failed vote to adjourn the House in protest over the Confederate flag amendment, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi offered a resolution to remove any state flag containing the Confederate flag from House grounds, which Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy quickly moved to refer to the House Administration Committee.

House Pulls Spending Bill Amid Confederate Flag Debate
 

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.