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H.R. 4179: No Federal Funding for Confederate Symbols Act

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Should the Confederate flag and other similar memorial items be kept up or created on federal land?


In recent years, public pressure has increased to remove public monuments to the slave-owning Confederacy.

This movement was especially motivated by two incidents: 2015’s racially motivated mass shooting by a white man against a largely African-American church in South Carolina, plus 2017’s violent Unite the Right rally to maintain a statue of a Confederate general in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Several states which had previously flown the flag outside their statehouses or governor’s mansion took it down, most prominently South Carolina. Organizations and businesses from NASCAR to Walmart and Amazon also announced they would no longer feature the Confederate flag symbol.

However, monuments to the Confederacy still stand on some federal ...

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Adriano Espaillat

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 13th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 9, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Aug 9, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Aug 9, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on August 9, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Aug 9, 2019

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H.R. 4179 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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