On Jan. 18, a new bill passed in a House committed that would require all flags bought by Arkansas taxpayer money to be made in America.
According to KARK, Rep. Jack Fortner got the idea for the bill from fellow veterans who asked him to propose the bill.
Owner of Flag and Banner Kerry McCoy told KARK the flags at the Capitol are already from the United States. In fact, she said she doesn’t sell foreign-made flags at all.
“It just gets the conversation out there,” McCoy told KARK. “It gets people thinking about it. It gets people checking their label [asking], ‘Where was this flag made?’ That’s what’s nice about this conversation we’re having.”