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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Stolen Valor Act of 2012

Short Titles as Reported to House

Stolen Valor Act of 2012

Short Titles as Introduced

Stolen Valor Act of 2011

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having received military decorations or medals.

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, to establish a criminal offense relating to fraudulent claims about military service.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
09/13/2012Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 - 3 (Roll no. 575).(text: CR 9/11/2012 H5793)
09/10/2012Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 112-650.
05/05/2011Introduced in House

All Actions (17)

Date Chamber All Actions
09/19/2012SenateReceived in the Senate.
09/13/2012-3:03pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
09/13/2012-3:03pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/13/2012-3:03pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 - 3 (Roll no. 575). (text: CR 9/11/2012 H5793)
09/13/2012-2:55pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5949)
09/11/2012-3:26pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
09/11/2012-3:16pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1775.
09/11/2012-3:16pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5793-5795)
09/11/2012-3:16pmHouseMr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/10/2012HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 468.
09/10/2012HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 112-650.
08/01/2012HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
08/01/2012HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
07/26/2012HouseSubcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Discharged.
06/01/2011HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/05/2011HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
05/05/2011HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (107)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Heller, Dean [R-NV-2]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-10]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1]* 05/05/2011
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25]* 05/05/2011
Rep. West, Allen B. [R-FL-22]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Rogers, Mike J. [R-MI-8]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Grimm, Michael G. [R-NY-13]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-52]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-16]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Young, C. W. Bill [R-FL-10]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-11]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7]* 05/05/2011
Rep. Rehberg, Denny [R-MT-At Large] 05/10/2011
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 05/10/2011
Rep. Adams, Sandy [R-FL-24] 05/24/2011
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-18] 05/24/2011
Rep. Lungren, Daniel E. [R-CA-3] 05/31/2011
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 06/01/2011
Rep. Kissell, Larry [D-NC-8] 06/01/2011
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] 06/01/2011
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-42] 06/21/2011
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 06/21/2011
Rep. Fincher, Stephen Lee [R-TN-8] 06/21/2011
Rep. Griffin, Tim [R-AR-2] 06/21/2011
Rep. Davis, Geoff [R-KY-4] 06/21/2011
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 06/21/2011
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 06/24/2011
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-2] 07/11/2011
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 07/11/2011
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 07/11/2011
Rep. Schmidt, Jean [R-OH-2] 07/15/2011
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-44] 07/28/2011
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 01/18/2012
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 06/29/2012
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 06/29/2012
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] 06/29/2012
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 06/29/2012
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 06/29/2012
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 06/29/2012
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-9] 06/29/2012
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 06/29/2012
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 06/29/2012
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 06/29/2012
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 06/29/2012
Rep. Barrow, John [D-GA-12] 07/09/2012
Rep. Critz, Mark S. [D-PA-12] 07/09/2012
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 07/09/2012
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-7] 07/09/2012
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 07/11/2012
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2] 07/11/2012
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 07/11/2012
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2] 07/11/2012
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 07/11/2012
Rep. Austria, Steve [R-OH-7] 07/11/2012
Rep. Nunnelee, Alan [R-MS-1] 07/11/2012
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 07/11/2012
Rep. Hayworth, Nan A. S. [R-NY-19] 07/11/2012
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 07/11/2012
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 07/11/2012
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 07/11/2012
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 07/12/2012
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 07/12/2012
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-5] 07/17/2012
Rep. Scott, Tim [R-SC-1] 07/17/2012
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 07/17/2012
Rep. Schilling, Robert T. [R-IL-17] 07/17/2012
Rep. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM-1] 07/17/2012
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3] 07/17/2012
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 07/17/2012
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-5] 07/17/2012
Rep. Shuler, Heath [D-NC-11] 07/17/2012
Rep. Lankford, James [R-OK-5] 07/17/2012
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] 07/18/2012
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 07/23/2012
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 07/23/2012
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 07/23/2012
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 07/23/2012
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 07/23/2012
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 07/25/2012
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 07/25/2012
Rep. Gerlach, Jim [R-PA-6] 07/25/2012
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 07/26/2012
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 07/26/2012
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 07/26/2012
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 07/26/2012
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 07/31/2012
Rep. Canseco, Francisco "Quico" [R-TX-23] 07/31/2012
Rep. Bass, Charles F. [R-NH-2] 08/02/2012

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary05/05/2011 Referred to
08/01/2012 Markup by
09/10/2012 Reported by H. Rept. 112-650
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security06/01/2011 Referred to
07/26/2012 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (3)

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Shown Here:
Passed House amended (09/13/2012)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on September 10, 2012. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Stolen Valor Act of 2012 - Amends the federal criminal code to rewrite provisions relating to fraudulent claims about military service to subject to a fine, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both an individual who, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds himself or herself out to be a recipient of:

  • a Congressional Medal of Honor,
  • a distinguished-service cross,
  • a Navy cross,
  • an Air Force cross,
  • a silver star,
  • a Purple Heart,
  • a Combat Infantryman's Badge,
  • a Combat Action Badge,
  • a Combat Medical Badge,
  • a Combat Action Ribbon,
  • a Combat Action Medal, or
  • any replacement or duplicate medal for such medal as authorized by law.