This bill — the All-American Flag Act — would require U.S. flags acquired for use by the federal government to be manufactured entirely in the U.S. from articles, materials, or supplies grown, produced, or manufactured in the U.S. This requirement wouldn’t apply if: 1) articles, materials, or supplies to be used aren’t grown, produced, or manufactured in the U.S. in sufficient quantity and reasonably available commercial quantities aren’t of a satisfactory quality; or 2) the president determines a waiver is necessary to comply with a trade agreement.
What is House Bill H.R. 3121?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 3121
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) introduced this bill to require the federal government to only buy U.S. flags made entirely in America:
“When a veteran expressed his concern to me about American flags made overseas, I worked across the aisle to require the Defense Department to buy American-made flags. I hear time and again that our veterans are disappointed that tax dollars are buying American flags in countries like China. As we head into this Fourth of July weekend, I’m proud to honor our veterans by introducing this bipartisan bill to ensure all American flags purchased with federal tax dollars are made here in America.”
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All-American Flag Act
To require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Oversight and ReformIntroducedJune 29th, 2017
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