After Olympic Controversy, Senator Announces "Wear American Act of 2012" to Boost U.S. Apparel Industry
Brown is the author of the Currency Exchange and Oversight Reform Act, legislation that represents the biggest bipartisan jobs bill—at no cost to U.S. taxpayers—passed by the Senate last year. The legislation would allow the U.S. government to stand up for American jobs when China cheats by manipulating its currency to give its exports an unfair advantage. Brown is also the sponsor of the All-American Flag Act, which would require the federal government to purchase 100 percent made-in-America flags. Supplier Annin and Company, the nation's oldest and largest flagmaker, currently employs more than 500 workers nationwide. The company's manufacturing and distribution facility is located in Coshocton, Ohio. The federal government is currently required to purchase flags made from 50 percent American-made materials; Brown's bill would require the government to buy flags that are entirely produced with American-made materials.