Sen. Conrad advances legislation to crack down on military service liars
WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., introduced a bill in 2005 that would penalize people who lied about military service or falsely claimed to have been awarded a military medal, he said lawmakers knew there could be a constitutional challenge.
The Stolen Valor Act sailed through Congress in 2006, getting unanimous support in the Senate before being signed into law by President George W. Bush in December 2006.
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