"American flags should be American-made," Brown said on June 13, just a day before Flag Day. "With Ohio companies proudly producing the American flag, taxpayer funds should not be used to purchase foreign-made flags."

Brown introduced his introduced the Senate version of the bill on Monday, along with Sen. John RockefellerJay RockefellerOvernight Tech: Trump nominates Dem to FCC | Facebook pulls suspected baseball gunman's pages | Uber board member resigns after sexist comment Trump nominates former FCC Dem for another term Obama to preserve torture report in presidential papers MORE (D-W.Va.). Brown said the country's oldest producer of American flags is Annin and Company in Coshocton, Ohio, and said it employs 500 people around the country.

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