(Daily Caller) The House voted to ban some federal cemeteries from flying the Confederate flag Thursday.
A similar bid failed last year due to the objections of southern Republicans, but the measure sailed through the House 265-159 in Thursday's vote, reports Politico. California Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman forced the vote by offering an amendment to an appropriations bill considered on the floor.
The amendment bans the flag from large-scale display at cemeteries overseen by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Flying the flag from flagpoles or over a mass grave would be prohibited under the law, and small Confederate flags on individual graves would only be allowed during Memorial Day and either Confederate Memorial Day or one other day during the year.
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