Daines Reintroduces Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit Burning the American Flag

We must always protect the sanctity of the American flag

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today is continuing his fight to prohibit the physical desecration of the American flag. June 14 is Flag Day, and Daines honored this commemoration by reintroducing a constitutional amendment to criminalize burning the American flag.

“When we woke up today, we woke up in the greatest country on earth,” Daines said. “The American flag represents a beacon of hope and freedom. This freedom was built on the sacrifices of the brave men and women who carried its colors into battle to defend the United States of America. We must always protect the sanctity of the American flag.”

To read the bill text, click HERE.

Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined Daines as a cosponsors.


In 2018, Daines commemorated national Flag Day on the floor of the U.S. Senate by highlighting his constitutional amendment to prohibit the burning of the American flag.

Daines led this effort in the 115th and 116th  and 117th Congresses. 

The American Legion of Montana supports this legislation.