"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."
The House version of the bill was introduced on June 13 by Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), and that bill has bipartisan support. It's co-sponsored by Reps. Cheri Bustos (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 Rahall (D-W.Va.) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.).