WASHINGTON — Two senators – a Democrat and a Republican – are sponsoring a bill that would require the federal government to buy flags made in America with 100 percent American materials, WSOC reports.
Currently, the federal government is only required to buy flags made from 50 percent American materials, according to Brown’s office.
“American tax dollars should go to American-made products that support American jobs, especially when the product is a symbol of our nation,” Brown said.
In a statement, Collins said the “flag serves as a symbol of our identity, resolve and values as one people.”
“To honor its significance, the federal government should only use flags entirely manufactured in the United States,” the statement read.