'Stolen Valor' bill to get House vote Tuesday

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The House will vote on the new Stolen Valor legislation sponsored by Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.), which changes the law to only punish those who lie about their military service for profit.

The original Stolen Valor law passed unanimously, and the new version is likely to sail through as well.

In the Senate, there are two similar versions of the Stolen Valor update, one sponsored by Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and one by Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.).

Brown and Heck unveiled their bills at a July press conference together, and Webb released his the same day.

Brown’s legislation has 33 co-sponsors, all Republicans, while Webb’s has 52 co-sponsors, all Democrats. Neither has moved forward yet in the Judiciary Committee.

The Pentagon in response to the Supreme Court decision established a Stolen Valor database to list military award recipients and guard against fraud.

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