Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced legislation that would require the federal government to only buy U.S. flags that are American made. The All-American Flag Act would require the government to buy flags that are produced entirely with American-made materials and are manufactured in the U.S.
“The American flag serves as a symbol of our identity, resolve, and values as one people. To honor its significance, the federal government should only use flags entirely manufactured in the United States,” said Senator Collins. “This bipartisan legislation will ensure that the symbol of our nation is preserved while supporting American jobs and manufacturers.”
The federal government is currently required to purchase flags made from only 50 percent American-made materials. The All-American Flag Act passed the Senate in 2011 and 2014, but stalled both years in the House of Representatives. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) has introduced companion legislation in the House.