- Apr 13, 2011
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The House approved a Democratic proposal on Thursday to limit the display of the Confederate flag in national cemeteries. A majority of Republicans rejected Rep. Jared Huffman’s (D-Calif.) amendment to a spending bill for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and military construction projects in the 265-159 vote. A total of 158 Republicans opposed it, while 84 Republicans joined all but one Democrat in support.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) expressed support for allowing the vote despite opposition from a majority of his GOP conference.
Shortly after midnight on Thursday, Huffman offered his amendment to prohibit the large-scale display of the Confederate flag in cemeteries run by the VA, such as flying the banner over mass graves. It would, however, still allow families to place small Confederate flags on individual graves on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day.
No one spoke in opposition to Huffman’s amendment during floor debate.
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Well this happened. Can still place small flags at individual graves on Memorial day and Confederates Memorial Day but if passes the Senate the bill would block large Confederate flags from flying at all on VA cemeteries.