Congress passes new changes to US Flag Code

WASHINGTON — Just in time for the 4th of July, Congress has made significant updates the U.S. Flag Code, the policies written on the proper use of the American flag. “Flag Code was out of date and largely ignored,” said Sen. Francis Scott, a key leader in the initiative. “It didn’t include important topics such as how the flag should be displayed at professional sporting events, but did include a rule against wearing the American flag as an item of respectful, festive, patriotic, and seductive clothing. It was time to clarify and improve the rules for our nation’s most important symbol.”

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