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H.R. 3121: All-American Flag Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 29, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3121

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 29, 2017

(for herself, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Messer, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Ms. Rosen, Ms. Sinema, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Peters, Mr. Evans, Ms. Meng, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Frankel of Florida, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Bera, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. Norton, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Soto, Mr. Crist, Mr. Butterfield, Ms. Hanabusa, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Walz, Mr. Foster, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Moulton, and Mr. Kilmer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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

(a)

In general

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.

(b)

Availability exception

Subsection (a) does not apply if articles, materials, or supplies of the class or kind to be used, or the articles, materials, or supplies from which they are manufactured, are not grown, produced, or manufactured in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities and are not of a satisfactory quality.

(c)

Presidential waiver

(1)

In general

The President may waive the requirement in subsection (a) if the President determines a waiver is necessary to comply with any trade agreement to which the United States is a party.

(2)

Notice of waiver

Not later than 30 days after granting a waiver under paragraph (1), the President shall publish a notice of the waiver in the Federal Register.

3.

Applicability

Section 2 shall apply with respect to any contract entered into on or after 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.