taining the services of an individual who does not
bring to that organization what he or she claims,
and whose falsehood, if discovered, would cause the
organization’s donors concern that the organization’s
board might not manage money honestly.
(7) The easily verifiable nature of false claims
regarding military service or the receipt of military
awards, the relative infrequency of such claims, and
the fact that false claims of having served in the
military or received such awards are rightfully con-
demned across the political spectrum, it is especially
likely that any law prohibiting such false claims
would not be enforced selectively.
(8) Congress may make criminal the false claim
of military service or the receipt of military awards
based on its powers under article I, section 8, clause
2 of the Constitution of the United States, to raise
and support armies, and article I, section 8, clause
18 of the Constitution of the United States, to enact
necessary and proper measures to carry into execu-
tion that power.
SEC. 3. MILITARY MEDALS OR DECORATIONS.
Section 704 of title 18, United States Code, is
amended to read as follows: