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Rick Scott signs All-American Flags Act into law

Gov. Rick Scott visited Viera High School in Brevard County on Monday morning for the official signing of the All-American Flags Act into law.

The act requires all flags flown outside of official government buildings be from “articles, materials or supplies, all of which are grown, produced and manufactured in the United States.”

Sponsored by Altamonte Springs Republican state Rep. Bob Cortes, the bill received bipartisan support in the state legislature.

“Are you telling me that flags flown over our buildings are not made in the United States?” Cortes said reciting the bill’s history.

“You wouldn’t think that was happening. It was a simple bill. We passed it through the house without opposition. We bury our fallen, the people that serve our country, we make sure their coffins are draped in the American flag are made in the United States, it’s only fitting that where ever this flag is flown here in Florida that it’s made here in the United States”

Other lawmakers on hand included two Republicans: State Sen. Thad Altman of Viera, and State Rep. Ritch Workman of Melbourne.

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Frank Torres is the Orlando-area writer for Florida Politics. He is a U.S. Army veteran who grew up in Central Florida and has covered politics in the region since 2009. Torres serves as a regular contributor to several news and radio organizations in the area and features original photography from many of the events he covers.

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