A Confederate flag stands in front of the South Carolina State House in Columbia

U.S. House cancels vote to allow Confederate flag in cemeteries

A Confederate flag stands in front of the South Carolina State House in ColumbiaBy Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday abruptly canceled a vote on a measure that would allow the Confederate battle flag to be flown in cemeteries managed by the National Park Service, after an outcry by Democrats on the House floor. The House canceled consideration of a fiscal 2016 spending bill for the Interior Department, which funds the park service. An amendment to that bill, by Republican Representative Ken Calvert of California, was pending and would have continued to allow the limited display of Confederate flags in the cemeteries, many of them adjacent to Civil War battlefields.

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