Sen. Sherrod Brown’s ‘made in America’ flag bill passes Senate


Sen. Sherrod Brown’s ‘made in America’ flag bill passes Senate

Coshocton Tribune – If Sen. Sherrod Brown had his way, there would be one thing that never should bear a “Made in China” tag: the American flag.

Under current law, 50 percent of each American flag bought by the federal government must be made from American-made materials.

A bill from Brown, D-Ohio, that unanimously passed the Senate late Wednesday, requires the flags 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 bought by the government to be 100 percent American-made is symbolic in nature, it also would produce jobs.

“We are saying that when we are spending taxpayer dollars, we ought to be creating American jobs and not jobs in the People’s Republic of China,” Brown said.

Similar legislation passed the House in 2010, which bodes well for Brown’s bill and a Coshocton-based company that has produced American flags since 1847.

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