On the eve of the Independence Day holiday, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today urged his colleagues to pass the All-American Flag Act, which would require the federal government to purchase 100 percent made-in-America flags .
“The idea that the federal government should only use American-made flags is commonsense—and it’s an idea that has widespread and bipartisan support,” Braley said. “The All-American Flag Act can and should become law, and there’s no better time to make that happen than the month we’re celebrating America’s independence.”
Last week, the All-American Flag Act unanimously passed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Four years ago, the Braley-authored All-American Flag Act passed the House unanimously—but did not receive a Senate vote. Braley reintroduced the All-American Flag Act in 2013, and it awaits action in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee—a committee headed by Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
“The American flag will forever be a symbol that reinforces our nation’s commitment to freedom and democracy,” Braley’s letter to Issa and Cummings reads.