House Passes Ban On Confederate Flags In Federal Cemeteries

The House on Tuesday evening passed an amendment that would prohibit Confederate flags from being displayed on graves in federal cemeteries, The Hill reported.

Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) proposed the ban as an amendment to the Interior Department spending bill.

Currently, the National Park Service allows individuals to place Confederate flags on Civil War veterans’ graves on Confederate Memorial Day, according to The Hill.

The House on Tuesday also passed an amendment that would prohibit concession stores on National Park Service land from selling items featuring the Confederate flag, according to The Hill. The National Park Service in June asked that stores refrain from selling Confederate flags after numerous businesses stopped selling the flags in the wake of the shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina.

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