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Press Release: Make It Safe Coalition Commends New Legislation to Protect All Congressional Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2020 Make It Safe Coalition Commends New Legislation to Protect All Congressional Whistleblowers Government Accountability Project Joins Coalition in Supporting the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act WASHINGTON — This morning, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act to strengthen federal workers’ right to communicate with Congress without fear [...]

Press Release: Make It Safe Coalition Praises New Legislation to Protect Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2020 Make It Safe Coalition Praises New Legislation to Protect Whistleblowers Government Accountability Project Joins Coalition in Supporting Composite Legislation to Strengthen the Whistleblower Protection Act of 2012 WASHINGTON ­– Today, 10 organizations in The Make It Safe Coalition (MISC) Steering Committee praised House Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) [...]

House Introduces New Bill to Improve Whistleblower Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2020 House Introduces New Bill to Improve Whistleblower Legislation Government Accountability Project Praises the Whistleblower Protection Empowerment Act as a Step Toward More Comprehensive Whistleblower Protections WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Merit Systems Protection Board Empowerment Act of 2020 to reauthorize the U.S. Merit Systems [...]

For Immediate Release: DHS Experts Issue Warning as ICE Attempts to Reinstitute Family Separation 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2020   DHS Experts Issue Warning as ICE Attempts to Reinstitute Family Separation  Government Accountability Project Clients Urge Congress to Prevent Imminent Harm WASHINGTON – Government Accountability Project clients Drs. Scott Allen, Pamela McPherson, and Josiah ‘Jody’ Rich, medical and mental health experts for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office [...]

For Immediate Release: Whistleblowers from Richwood Correctional Center in Louisiana  Report Unsafe Practices that Promote  the Spread of COVID-19 in ICE Detention 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2020 Whistleblowers from Richwood Correctional Center in Louisiana  Report Unsafe Practices that Promote  the Spread of COVID-19 in ICE Detention Government Accountability Project clients urge Congress to address danger to worker, immigrant, and public safety WASHINGTON – Government Accountability Project sent a letter to Congress outlining concerns from a group [...]

Media Advisory: House Judiciary Witness’ Counsel from DOJ Politicization Hearing Available for Interview 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 24, 2020  House Judiciary Witness’ Counsel from DOJ Politicization Hearing Available for Interview  Following Hearing, Government Accountability Project Counsel   David Seide Is Available for Comment  WASHINGTON – Following his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Government Accountability Project client and Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney John W. Elias’s counsel available for interview.  Elias was subpoenaed by Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) to provide testimony [...]

Press Release: DOJ Lawyer Subpoenaed to Speak at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Politicization within DOJ 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 23, 2020  DOJ Lawyer Subpoenaed to Speak at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Politicization within DOJ  Government Accountability Project Client to Testify on Experiences in Anti-Trust Division  WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Government Accountability Project client and Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney John W. Elias will testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Elias was subpoenaed last week by Chairman Jerrold Nadler [...]

2020-06-23T17:43:20-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Department of Justice, Press release|

Press Release: Giraffe Heroes Project Awards Two Immigration Whistleblowers for Compassionate Risk-taking 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 17, 2020  Giraffe Heroes Project Awards Two Immigration Whistleblowers for   Compassionate Risk-taking  Government Accountability Project Clients Among Awardees  WASHINGTON – Last week, the Giraffe Heroes Project announced the recipients of its “Giraffe Heroes” award, an annual award given to individuals who demonstrated compassionate risk-taking. Two of this year’s awardees are Government Accountability Project clients [...]

NGOs and Law Enforcement Whistleblowers Propose Whistleblower Rights for Police Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2020  NGOs and Law Enforcement Whistleblowers Propose Whistleblower Rights for Police Reform  WASHINGTON – Today 28 NGOs and 10 law enforcement whistleblowers sent letters to Congress requesting whistleblower protection in legislation for police reform. The signees included prominent law enforcement whistleblowers Frank Serpico and Matthew Fogg who, in retaliation for their whistleblowing on corruption and racism, were left for [...]

2020-06-16T14:14:12-04:00June 16th, 2020|Police accountability, Press release|

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2020 House and Senate Propose Best Practice Whistleblower Rights for COVID Spending WASHINGTON – Today Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and nine other Senators, as well as Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), introduced the COVID 19 Whistleblower Protection Act, legislation which would protect whistleblowing employees of businesses or [...]

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