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H.R. 2853 (111th): All-American Flag Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 14, 2010 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 336

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 2853

[Report No. 111–586]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 12, 2009

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

September 14, 2010

Additional sponsors: Ms. Sutton, Mr. Welch, Mr. Perriello, Mr. Hare, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Foster, and Mr. Kagen

September 14, 2010

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic


A BILL

To require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the All-American Flag Act.

2.

Requirement for purchase of domestically made United States flags for use by Federal Government

Only such flags of the United States of America, regardless of size, that are 100 percent manufactured in the United States, from articles, materials, or supplies 100 percent of which are grown, produced, or manufactured in the United States, may be acquired for use by the Federal Government.

3.

Requirement to use workers authorized to work in the United States

In carrying out section 2, the Federal Government may purchase flags only from a manufacturer that certifies that—

(1)

the manufacturer does not employ aliens who are not authorized to be employed in the United States; and

(2)

the manufacturer participates in the E-Verify Program under section 401 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note).

4.

Effective date

Section 2 shall apply to purchases of flags made on or after 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

September 14, 2010

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed