What committees in Congress would be the first in Congress to consider a complete change and redesig

Discussion in 'US Flag Specs and Design' started by trader, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. trader

    trader New Member

    What committees in Congress would be the first in Congress to consider a complete change and redesign of the US flag ?
     
  2. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    That would be the "Imponderable Moot Point" sub-committee. :rolleyes:

    Robin Hickman
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  3. NAVA1974

    NAVA1974 Active Member

    Robin's reply correctly notes that there will never be a complete change and redesign of the US flag as long as this nation's government remains a representative democracy. However, a valid question is "who in our government is responsible for the design of the US Flag?" Well, on June 14, 1777, it was the Marine Committee of the Continental Congress. On July 4, 1960 (the date the current 50-star USA flag went into effect) it was the POTUS as Eisenhower's Executive Order Dwight D. Eisenhower: Executive Order 10834--The flag of the United States established the design details. The US Army Institute of Heraldry is the agency responsible for providing the exact details of flags made for the government. They provided the info to the White House and probably drafted the wording of Ike's Executive Order 10834.
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  4. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    Above & Beyond my facetious initial reply..... :cool:


    Which committees in the House of Representatives and/or Senate would be the "most likely" to have "juristiction" in such an instance. Or is it something that is, or would be, left wholly to the discretion of the "Executive Branch" of our government ???


    "Inquiring Minds Want To Know" :eek: ,


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  5. NAVA1974

    NAVA1974 Active Member

    Since TIOH (The Institute of Heraldry) is part of the Army, I believe the Congressional oversight would be the responsibility of United States Senate and House of Representatives Armed Services Committees.
     

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