Text: H.R.6433 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/02/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6433


To render ineligible for Federal funds any institution of higher education that removes, censors, takes down, prohibits, or otherwise halts display of a flag of the United States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 2, 2016

Mr. Turner (for himself, Mr. Zinke, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Allen, Mr. Kelly of Mississippi, Mr. Brat, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Ribble, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Rice of South Carolina, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Walberg, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Smith of Missouri, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Chabot, Mrs. Hartzler, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Jenkins of West Virginia, Mr. Lance, Mr. Davidson, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Abraham, Mrs. Walorski, Ms. Granger, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Carter of Texas, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Olson, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Reed, Mr. Guinta, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Stewart, Mrs. Love, Mr. Walker, and Mr. Stivers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To render ineligible for Federal funds any institution of higher education that removes, censors, takes down, prohibits, or otherwise halts display of a flag of the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Protect the Flag Act”.

SEC. 2. Ineligibility for Federal funds.

(a) In general.—Federal funds may not be made available to an institution of higher education (as defined in section 102(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002(a))) that, pursuant to an official policy of the institution to prohibit the display of the flag of the United States by the institution, removes, censors, takes down, prohibits, or otherwise halts display of a flag of the United States.

(b) Reinstatement of eligibility.—The prohibition described in subsection (a) shall cease to apply with respect to an institution described in such subsection upon complete and proper reinstatement, by the institution in its official capacity, of the flag of the United States at any and all locations on campus property (including across multiple campuses, if applicable) from which a previously displayed flag of the United States was removed, censored, taken down, prohibited, or otherwise halted from display pursuant to an official policy of the institution to prohibit the display of the flag of the United States by the institution.