The Senate has unanimously passed the All-American Flag Act, a groundbreaking piece of legislation.
Introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown in 2011, this bipartisan bill requires the federal government to purchase only flags that are fully produced and manufactured in the United States.
By supporting domestic flag production, the act aims to bolster American workers, create jobs, and strengthen the manufacturing industry.
Background of the All-American Flag Act
The All-American Flag Act, introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown in 2011, aimed to require the federal government to purchase flags that are entirely produced and manufactured in the United States. Prior to this legislation, the federal government was allowed to buy flags that contained only 50 percent American-made materials.
Senator Brown believed that American flags should be made in America (we agree), and the bill passed on a bipartisan vote out of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The bill’s passage in the Senate is a significant step towards its implementation and establishing a standard for flag purchasing by the federal government.
Impact on American Workers
In 2017, the United States imported 10 million American flags, with almost all of them coming from China. By buying flags made in the USA, the bill seeks to strengthen the American manufacturing industry and reduce dependence on foreign imports. This won’t only boost local economies, but also contribute to the growth of the U.S. GDP.
The Act is expected to have a positive impact on job creation, as it will create more opportunities for American workers in the flag manufacturing industry. Additionally, by supporting American manufacturing, the legislation will contribute to the growth and stability of the industry, enhancing the middle class and inspiring other industries to prioritize domestic production.
Big Step For Flag Production
The passage of the All-American Flag Act is a significant step towards supporting American businesses, workers, and the economy.
By requiring the federal government to purchase flags that are entirely made in the United States, this legislation promotes job creation, strengthens the manufacturing industry, and reduces reliance on foreign imports.