House Votes To Ban Confederate Flag Images From Veterans Cemeteries

The U.S. House on Thursday adopted an amendment by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) that prohibits federal taxpayer funds from being used to fly the Confederate battle flag at cemeteries operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The amendment was added to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act by a 265-to-159 vote.

The Veterans Affairs Department currently permits the display of the Confederate flag on Memorial Day as well as on Confederate Memorial Day at 131 facilities.

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