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Published: 20 May 2015 01:05:39 PST

Fact, not every American flags is “all-American”.

Some federal lawmakers are pushing for a new law that would require all American flags flown on federal buildings be American-made. Currently the U.S. spends $3.6 million importing American flags, $3.3 million of that from China, according to the Census Bureau. Federal law to date requires that U.S. flags purchased by the federal government contain a minimum of 50% American-made materials.

US Flag Imports by Country

A Senator has introduced legislation that would require federal agencies to purchase only flags made entirely in the U.S. “from articles, materials, or supplies 100% of which are grown, produced, or manufactured in the United States.” The federal measure mirrors a debate currently underway in other states across the country,  and Arizona also requires public schools, from junior high school and up, to fly only U.S.-made flags.

Where was your flag made?

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