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U.S. Flags Made Out Of The County? One Lawmaker Says That’s Not Right

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Should U.S. flags be American made?  One Florida lawmaker thinks so and  he’s filing a bill to make sure that’s the case in the sunshine state.

The bill would require flags purchased for use outside public or government buildings like schools, courthouses and city offices to be made in the United States. It applies to both U.S. and state flags.  Sen. Thad Altman (Cape Canaveral-R) grandfathers in flags purchased before a certain date. Lawmakers considered a similar bill last session. But it would have required government buildings to also replace any non-U.S. made flags that had already been purchased.

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