Members say government should buy American-made American flags

"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."

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Brown introduced his introduced the Senate version of the bill on Monday, along with Sen. John RockefellerJay RockefellerLobbying world Overnight Tech: Senators place holds on FCC commissioner Overnight Tech: Senate panel to vote on Dem FCC commissioner 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.

The House version of the bill was introduced on June 13 by Rep. Bruce BraleyBruce BraleyGOP group enlists public with opposition research app 10 rising stars in the energy and environment world DC delegate plans to confront GOP lawmaker calling for Washington recession MORE (D-Iowa), and that bill has bipartisan support. It's co-sponsored by Reps. Cheri BustosCheri BustosHow Rep. Eric Swalwell became the Snapchat king of Congress EMILY's List names incumbent Dems it will fundraise for Biden to headline House Dems' retreat: report MORE (D-Ill.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Peter King (R-N.Y.), Dan Lipinski (D-N.J.), Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), Nick RahallNick RahallWest Virginia is no longer Clinton country Solution needed: Rail congestion is stifling economic growth Lobbying World MORE (D-W.Va.) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.).

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