COVID19

Letter to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee to pass the Scientific Integrity Act

March 23, 2021 Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson House Science, Space and Technology Committee 2321 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Ranking Member Frank Lucas House Science, Space and Technology Committee 2321 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas, The undersigned organizations write to urge you to support the Scientific Integrity Act [...]

2021-03-23T16:32:29-04:00March 23rd, 2021|COVID19, Letter|

Letter to the Office of Management and Budget to Issue Guidance on Pandemic Data

March 23, 2021 Acting Director Rob Fairweather Office of Management and Budget 725 17th St NW Washington, DC 20503 Dear Acting Director Fairweather, We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issue guidance to federal agencies to establish standard procedures for the collection, disclosure and maintenance of [...]

2021-03-23T16:26:12-04:00March 23rd, 2021|COVID19, Letter|

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 [...]

KQED: Trusted Leaders Are Fighting COVID-19 Vaccine Fears in Black and Latino Communities

Trusted Leaders Are Fighting COVID-19 Vaccine Fears in Black and Latino Communities This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Luz María Abonce arrived in San Jose more than 15 years ago. Over time, she’s been to graduations, quinceañeras, workshops and made dozens of friends throughout the eastern part of the [...]

USA Today: Potential whistleblowers deserve more support. Their moral choices protect our democracy.

Potential whistleblowers deserve more support. Their moral choices protect our democracy. This article was written by our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark and Auburn Senior Fellow and author Brian D. McLaren and was originally published here. Sometimes government wrongdoing is on full display. We all witnessed the thousands of aggrieved supporters of then-President Donald [...]

Whistleblower Network News: Newly Introduced Bill Extends Federal Whistleblower Protections to TSA Employees

Newly Introduced Bill Extends Federal Whistleblower Protections to TSA Employees This article features our client Jay Brainard and was originally published here. On February 5, a group of senior Democrats in the United States House of Representatives reintroduced The Rights for the Transportation Security Administration Workforce Act. The Act would extend the federal workplace rights of Title [...]

Letter to Congress on COVID-19 in Corrections Data Transparency Act

February 9, 2021 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader McCarthy, Majority Leader Schumer, and [...]

2021-02-11T11:25:36-05:00February 11th, 2021|COVID19, Letter|

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 [...]

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