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GOVERNORS-FLAGS AT HALF STAFF
(2007-05-15)
(wgvu) - CAPITOL HILL (AP) - A bill that would let governors order
federal facilities in their states to lower their flags in memory
of fallen soldiers has overwhelmingly passed the House.
It now goes to the Senate, where a similar bill is in the works.
The bill was introduced by Michigan congressman Bart Stupak,
whose district has lost nearly 20 people in fighting in Iraq and
Afghanistan. The Democrat from Menominee says funeral processions
of troops from rural areas often travel through multiple
communities, some with lowered flags and others without.
Stupak says he tried to persuade President Bush to issue an
executive order on the issue, but had no luck.
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