In Advance of August Recess, Behind-the-Scenes Battles in the House

Massie is whipping against the Innovation Act. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Absent an agreement on the Confederate flag, the House may not tackle any appropriations bills before August, but that — much to the chagrin of many lawmakers — doesn’t mean the House is headed for an early recess.

Instead, the House will spend much of its time this week on a food-labeling measure, coal-regulation legislation and a number of non-controversial suspension bills — all while the prospect of...

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