Limited Protesters push to take down Confederate monuments from Gettysburg

Package4

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Not even close. It's an appropriations bill from last year.
From Cynthia Hyde-Smith’s website:

According to the U.S. Congress website, the bill was forwarded to the Senate Appropriations Committee, but U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) said she expects the Senate to introduce its own bill.

"It is too early to say how the Senate will write its own FY2021 Interior Appropriations Bill," Hyde-Smith said, "but it will likely differ significantly from the House bill. I think it's worth recognizing that the monument removal language in the House bill is outside the jurisdiction of the Appropriations Committee."

She said the House inserted "this obscure provision in the back of a large appropriations package rather than amend the National Historic Preservation Act, the federal law governing how we acknowledge the people and places that dene our nation's past."

"If enacted, this provision would effectively remove the names from the headstones of thousands of soldiers and civilians who died in one of the most decisive battles in Civil War history," Hyde-Smith added. "This is not anything I can support."
 

DanSBHawk

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From Cynthia Hyde-Smith’s website:

According to the U.S. Congress website, the bill was forwarded to the Senate Appropriations Committee, but U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) said she expects the Senate to introduce its own bill.

"It is too early to say how the Senate will write its own FY2021 Interior Appropriations Bill," Hyde-Smith said, "but it will likely differ significantly from the House bill. I think it's worth recognizing that the monument removal language in the House bill is outside the jurisdiction of the Appropriations Committee."

She said the House inserted "this obscure provision in the back of a large appropriations package rather than amend the National Historic Preservation Act, the federal law governing how we acknowledge the people and places that dene our nation's past."

"If enacted, this provision would effectively remove the names from the headstones of thousands of soldiers and civilians who died in one of the most decisive battles in Civil War history," Hyde-Smith added. "This is not anything I can support."
The article you're quoting is from August 2020. The appropriation bill was passed in December 2020, without the confederate stuff.
 

Package4

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It did go to the Senate. The bill was then passed in December 2020 without the confederate monument wording.

https://www.rollcall.com/2020/12/23/confederate-monuments-at-national-parks-get-reprieve/

This is old news.
If you read the article that you referenced it is not old news, in fact even more alarming as they state that with Biden in office the bill has a chance of passing if brought up again. It also states that Biden could issue an executive order to remove all Confederate references from public land. Biden is quoted as saying that those that rebelled should have their monuments removed from public land and belong in museums. Not quite old news.

Do you really think we have heard the last of this?
 

DanSBHawk

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If you read the article that you referenced it is not old news, in fact even more alarming as they state that with Biden in office the bill has a chance of passing if brought up again. It also states that Biden could issue an executive order to remove all Confederate references from public land. Biden is quoted as saying that those that rebelled should have their monuments removed from public land and belong in museums. Not quite old news.

Do you really think we have heard the last of this?
Then show the current bill instead of a bill from last year. Let's see what it says.
 

Package4

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Then show the current bill instead of a bill from last year. Let's see what it says.
Well that seems to be a problem, the bill is not available for view, though they are asking Senators to vote on it. The House hid this provision in an appropriations bill last year and since this years bill is not available for public view, who knows. The provision was inappropriate for an Appropriations Bill, so might the provision be in the Build Back Better, this time around, don’t know since the bill is unavailable for view.
 
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GwilymT

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Well that seems to be a problem, the bill is not available for view, though they are asking Senators to vote on it. The House hid this provision in an appropriations bill last year and since this years bill is not available for public view, who knows. The provision was inappropriate for an Appropriations Bill, so might the provision be in the Build Back Better, this time around, don’t know since the bill is unavailable for view.
All bills, once forwarded, are available to view.
 
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