Sending Office: Honorable Cheri Bustos
Ensure Federal Government Purchases American Flags Made In America
Cosponsor the All-American Flag Act (H.R. 3121)
As we honor Flag Day, please join us in our efforts to ensure that the federal government only purchases U.S. flags made from 100 percent American-made materials by supporting the bipartisan All-American Flag Act.
American flags purchased with taxpayer money should be made here at home by Americans. It’s just common sense. Allowing the government to purchase flags from foreign countries is embarrassing to America’s greatest symbol.
The All-American Flag Act would require the federal government to purchase flags that contain 100 percent American-made materials, entirely manufactured in the U.S. Current law requires the government to purchase flags made of only 50 percent American-made
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Data, in 2016 the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags was $5.4 million. Of that amount, $5.3 million of imported flags came from China.
Further, recently passed language instituting a one-year requirement on DOD was included in the FY 18 appropriations. It is time to make this permanent and apply across the Federal Government.
If you would like to cosponsor the All-American Flag Act in the 115th Congress, or if you would like more information, please contact
Trevor.Reuschel@mail.house.gov with Rep. Bustos or
Joshua.Span@mail.house.gov with Rep. Pearce.
Rep. Cheri Bustos Rep. Steve Pearce
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