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Obama Signs Stolen Valor Act Into Law

If you lie about being awarded military honors for profit, you can now be subject to criminal prosecution, according to a new law signed by President Obama today. The Stolen Valor Act of 2013, introduced in January by Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.), “makes it a Federal crime for an individual to fraudulently hold oneself out to be a recipient of any of several specified military decorations or medals Read more here...

‘Good Samaritan’ public land searches sought in bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Joe Heck and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller today introduced legislation that allows expedited access to public lands for Good Samaritan search and recovery organizations so that they may conduct searches for missing persons. According to a news release from Heck’s office, the legislation from the Nevada Republicans comes after the discovery of the bodies of Keith Goldberg and Air Read more here...

Congressman promoted to Reserve brigadier general

Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., an Army Reserve officer, has been selected for promotion to brigadier general, one of the rare circumstances in which a member of Congress would be a reserve component general or flag officer. Heck’s promotion is subject to Senate confirmation, just like any other promotion. Unless someone recognizes the name, the Senate Armed Services Committee would not even know that Read more here...

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