Washington, D.C. — Today, Senators Ted Budd (R-NC) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced the Veterans Protection from Fraud Act. The bill adds an enhancement of up to 10 years in prison for someone convicted of fraud targeting a veteran.
The full text of the bill can be found HERE.
Senator Budd said in a statement:
“The act of defrauding a veteran is disgraceful, and the punishment for it must be severe enough to serve as a deterrent. This bill sends a strong message that we will not allow America’s veterans to be victimized by criminals. Thank you to Senator Cortez Masto for leading this bipartisan legislation.”
Senator Cortez Masto said in a statement:
“Nevada veterans have put their lives on the line for this country, and we must do everything we can to stop scams targeting them. My bipartisan bill strengthens penalties for fraud against veterans and makes it more difficult for criminals to target them. I will keep working across the aisle to support Nevada veterans and their families.”