Coronavirus Whistleblowers

The Intercept: “Dying of Cold”: ICE Detainees Freezing in Southern Prisons

“Dying of Cold”: ICE Detainees Freezing in Southern Prisons This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. IN LOUISIANA AND Texas, immigrants seeking asylum are facing dire conditions in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers hit by this week’s extreme cold. At the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, advocates [...]

Nation of Change: Democratic legislators introduce COVID Whistleblower Protection Act

Democratic legislators introduce COVID Whistleblower Protection Act This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. To guard against waste, fraud, and abuse, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), along with Representatives Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), recently introduced the COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Act to establish strong whistleblower protections for the [...]

East County Today: Legislation Introduced to Protect Whistleblowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Legislation Introduced to Protect Whistleblowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Jackie Speier (CA-14) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced H.R. 846, The COVID-19 Whistleblower Protection Act to establish strong whistleblower protections for the employees of entities that receive federal COVID-19 relief funds. [...]

Government Executive: Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Protect Employees Who Blow the Whistle on COVID Funds Misuse

Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Protect Employees Who Blow the Whistle on COVID Funds Misuse This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. House and Senate Democrats reintroduced legislation on Thursday to bolster whistleblower protections for employees of business and entities that received federal coronavirus relief funds. Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Jamie [...]

Press Release: House and Senate Propose Best Practice Whistleblower Rights for COVID Spending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2021 House and Senate Propose Best Practice Whistleblower Rights for COVID Spending WASHINGTON – Today, good government leaders in both chambers of Congress introduced a bill for accountability in the most expensive, high stakes government spending program in history: the combined stimulus laws responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives Jackie Speier [...]

2021-02-04T13:20:56-05:00February 4th, 2021|Coronavirus Whistleblowers, COVID19, Press|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project, National COSH, and 100+ Worker Groups Release 2021 Agenda for Worker Safety and Health

For Immediate Release: February 3, 2021 Government Accountability Project, National COSH, and 100+ Worker Groups Release 2021 “Agenda for Worker Safety and Health” OSHA a catastrophic failure during pandemic – agenda outlines how Biden-Harris Administration can protect workers and rebuild our economy WASHINGTON – As we hit the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 entering the United [...]

Why Congress urgently needs to pass federal legislation to protect students and faculty from whistleblower retaliation

Why Congress urgently needs to pass federal legislation to protect students and faculty from whistleblower retaliation  When schools opened across the U.S. amidst the ongoing pandemic, students and public school employees blew the whistle on life-threatening public health and safety practices that violated CDC regulations. In several cases this was met with retaliation. Some school employees and students have legal protections from retaliation, though the [...]

“And Then There Were None:” How the suppression of truth-tellers heightens the validity of their work

“And Then There Were None:” How the suppression of truth-tellers heightens the validity of their work By Abby Schneekloth On the morning of December 7, 2020, former COVID-19 data scientist Rebekah Jones found her home raided by ten armed Florida police officers. The justification for this search came from a tip from Jones’ former agency [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Condemns Attacks Against Former State COVID-19 Data Scientist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2020 Government Accountability Project Condemns Attacks Against Former State COVID-19 Data Scientist WASHINGTON – Yesterday, a former state COVID-19 data scientist faced retaliation after speaking up for scientific integrity. CNN reported that about ten Florida police officers raided Rebekah Jones’s home – a Florida Department of Health data scientist who [...]

2020-12-15T10:30:27-05:00December 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, Coronavirus Whistleblowers, Press|

Northeast Valley News: Former ICE nurse alleges forced sterilizations on detained female immigrants, recalling America’s own dark history of eugenics—U.S. to investigate

Former ICE nurse alleges forced sterilizations on detained female immigrants, recalling America’s own dark history of eugenics—U.S. to investigate This article features Government Accountability Project and our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. A former ICE nurse, Dawn Wooten, who worked for the Irwin County Detention Center, alleged that a physician was performing [...]

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