Heck Statement on Stolen Valor Act of 2013 Being Signed into Law
WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement upon learning that President Barack Obama signed the Stolen Valor Act of 2013 into law. Congressman Heck has worked towards making a constitutionally-sound version of the Stolen Valor Act law since May of 2011.
"I'm pleased that the valor and integrity of our military awards, along with the men and women who have earned them, are once again protected by law. Today's bill signing marks the end of a process that began with a meeting of my local veterans advisory panel and has ended at the White House. It has been an incredibly rewarding process and I thank all of those who have helped along the way in making this bill a law."
"While the Stolen Valor Act has reached the end of the process, I look forward to continuing my work on behalf of those men and women who have worn the uniform and made great sacrifices to keep our nation safe."
Stolen Valor Act of 2013 Timeline
January 15, 2013 - Stolen Valor Act of 2013 introduced as H.R. 258
May 20, 2013 - Stolen Valor Act of 2013 passes the House of Representatives 390-3
May 22, 2013 - Stolen Valor Act of 2013 passes the Senate by unanimous consent
June 3, 2013 - President Barack Obama signs Stolen Valor Act of 2013 into law