Federal Buildings Should Wave U.S.-Made American Flags

Several U.S. lawmakers are backing a bill, filed on the eve of July 4 in the U.S. House of Representatives, that would require it.

Some federal lawmakers are pushing for a new law that would require all American flags flown on federal buildings be American-made.

The move came this week, on the eve of July 4, and one of its sponsors is Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat. Ohio is home to several makers of U.S. flags.

Currently, the U.S. spends $3.6 million importing many American flags from China.

A similar bill was approved by the U.S. House in 2010 but died before it reached the Senate.

The federal measure mirrors a debate currently under way in other states across the country. Minnesota recently passed a law requiring all flags sold in stores in that state to be made in the U.S.

Arizona also requires public schools, from junior high school and up, to fly only U.S.-made flags.

Vietnam Vet July 08, 2012 at 02:29 AM
This shouldn't have to be a law, it should be common sense
Edee Smith July 08, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Absolutely. Everything the government uses should be American made. Aren't they suppose to teach by example?
Pedro July 08, 2012 at 12:30 PM
American Patriot- In America, we should make the BEST American Flags at the BEST price!! Why don't we get the word out as to which retail outlets sell American made flags!!
Paul July 08, 2012 at 12:41 PM
I will buy the best made flag at the best price...Thats being American...Whats ashame is that it might not be made in America...


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