- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The full Louisiana House will consider a bill aimed at keeping Confederate monuments in place in cities and towns around Louisiana. A Louisiana House municipal committee voted 10-8 Wednesday to forward the bill to the full House for debate.

A look at the vote on the bill:

VOTING IN SUPPORT: Chairman Johnny Berthelot, R-Gonzales; and Reps. Robert Billiot, D-Westwego; Paul Davis, R-Baton Rouge; Stephen Dwight, R-Lake Charles; Rick Edmonds, R-Baton Rouge; Stephanie Hilferty, R-Metairie; Mike Huval, R-Breaux Bridge; Steve Pugh, R-Ponchatoula; Jerome “Dee” Richard, I-Thiboudaux; and Malinda White, D-Bogalusa.

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VOTING AGAINST: Reps. Joe Bouie, D-New Orleans; Cedric Glover, D-Shreveport; Sam Jenkins, D-Shreveport; Rodney Lyons, D-Harvey; Denise Marcelle, D-Baton Rouge; Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport; Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge; and Joseph Stagni, R-Kenner.


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