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Manufacture This

The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

New legislation would require all flags purchased by the federal government to be made in America.

In honor of Flag Day, we wanted to highlight the patriotic efforts of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Sen. Brown is set to introduce new legislation that would require that all flags purchased by the federal government be made in America.  As he put it:

“American flags should be American-made.  With Ohio companies proudly producing the American flag, taxpayer funds should not be used to purchase foreign-made flags. Our nation’s economic strength is tied to a strong manufacturing sector and we should be doing everything we can to support American manufacturing.”

This is no new fight: Back in 2008, members of the West Virginia House of Delegates fought to pass a bill that would require that any U.S. or West Virginia flags purchased with state funds be made in American. 

We applaud Sen. Brown for supporting this legislation and hope that one day every flag that we wave in this country is made in this country.