About the bill
Our government uses the stars-and-stripes flag for many different purposes — from flying above or outside government buildings, to military funerals, to hanging in almost public school classroom in America for the Pledge of Allegiance — but many of them are manufactured overseas. H.R. 916, the All-American Flag Act, would mandate that all American flags used by the federal government — not just by the military — be produced in this country.
Why the bill was introduced
Currently, American flags made outside the United States cost less, as do so many good and ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 17th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015
Length: 2 pages
Feb 12, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on February 12, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Feb 12, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Nov 2, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Ordered Reported
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3121.
H.R. 916 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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