April 13, 1999
The Administration supports House passage of H.R. 46, which authorizes the
President to award a Medal of Valor to a public safety officer for
extraordinary valor above and beyond the call of duty. The Administration
will work with the Senate to amend the provision requiring the Department
of Justice to establish a new office to assist the Medal of Valor Review
Board. The duties of the proposed new office can be accomplished by
existing Justice Department offices.