Sen. Brown: Make U.S. flags with American materials

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Sen. Brown: Make U.S. flags with American materials

Bucyrus Telegraph Forum – If Sen. Sherrod Brown had his way, there is one thing that should never bear a “Made in China” tag, and that’s the American flag.

Under current law, American flags purchased by the federal government must be made at least 50 percent from American-made materials.

A bill from Brown, D-Ohio, that unanimously passed the Senate late Wednesday would require them to be entirely produced with American-made materials.

“It’s outrageous to think that we’d import materials for our most treasured of patriotic symbols,” Brown said.

He added that while requiring American flags purchased by the government to be 100 percent made with American materials is symbolic in nature, it also would produce a number of jobs.

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