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Military Pledges to Purchase American Made Flags Only

KNWA — A new law, passed Friday, promises Pentagon purchased flags will be made in America.
KNWA — A new law, passed Friday, promises Pentagon purchased flags will be made in America.

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson added a provision into the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last month that added the American flag to the list of items covered under the Berry Amendment, which requires that certain items that the military buys to be produced in America.

It went into effect last week.

The Berry Amendment, passed in 1941, restricts military funds from being used to buy certain items that are not grown or produced in the United States, including food, clothing, military uniforms, fabrics and certain tools.
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