House and Senate Approve Stolen Valor Act
The House and Senate approved
the FRA-supported “Stolen Valor Act” this week and the
measure now awaits White House approval. The bill, sponsored by
Rep. Joe Heck (
This bill makes a key change to the previous language that should withstand constitutional scrutiny because the legislation narrowly focuses on those who seek to benefit from their misrepresentations of military awards – not the lie itself. FRA thanks the nearly 1,600 shipmates who contacted their senators on short notice this week, urging them to “fast-track” the bill for rapid approval by the full Senate. Your efforts paid dividends!