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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: TSA Makes COVID-19 Safety Changes in the Wake of Whistleblower Report and OSC Finding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2020 TSA Makes COVID-19 Safety Changes in the Wake of Whistleblower Report and OSC Finding Government Accountability Project Client Disclosure Spurs Positive Change WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agreed to new safety procedures to protect passengers ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. These changes came after [...]

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: 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 [...]

Press Release: EPA Obliged to Update Oil-Spill Contingency Plan 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 5, 2020  EPA Obliged to Update Oil-Spill Contingency Plan  On June 2, San Francisco Federal District Court ordered an end to federal inaction on dangerous dispersants used to “clean up” offshore oil spills.  The court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a legal obligation  to update its National Contingency Plan (NCP) for oil-spill cleanup. Environmentalists and whistleblowers have won the first major legal battle in [...]

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Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ICE and Prison Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020 Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ICE and Prison Detention Government Accountability Project Client Testifies About Dangers During Pandemic WASHINGTON - Tomorrow, June 2, at 10:00 am, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing titled “Examining Best Practices for Incarceration and Detention During COVID-19.” Government Accountability [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Clients Spotlighted in New Publication by Award-Winning Journalist  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  05/14/20  Government Accountability Project Clients Spotlighted in New Publication by Award-Winning Journalist   Acclaimed Journalist Publishes Book Showcasing Major Whistleblower Stories  WASHINGTON – This week, acclaimed author and investigative journalist Daniel Moldea published Money, Politics, and Corruption in U.S. Higher Education: The Stories of Whistleblowers. Moldea focuses on the rampant corruption in higher education and uses case studies to track whistleblowers’ journeys from disclosure to [...]

Press Statement: Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Keeping Meat Plants Open Amidst Pandemic 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 30, 2020  Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Keeping Meat Plants Open Amidst Pandemic  WASHINGTON – President Trump announced on Tuesday that he intended to order meat plants to stay open by declaring them essential infrastructure under the Defense Production Act. This order comes after more than 6,000 meat workers have tested positive and 20 have died of COVID-19. Across the country, plants have been closing in [...]

Study Projects Significant Impact on Immigrants and Local Health Care if ICE Detention Populations are not Decreased

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/27/2020 Study Projects Significant Impact on Immigrants and Local Health Care if ICE Detention Populations are not Decreased New Modeling Demonstrates How Spread of COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Will Impact Facility Populations and Local Health Care Systems Providence, RI – A new paper released today captures the results of a modeling project that [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against a DHS Director 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  04/23/20  Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against a DHS Director  Doctor Leading Agency Effort to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine Removed from Post   WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the top official responsible for researching a vaccine for the novel coronavirus had been dismissed from his post after pushing for significant vetting of controversial treatments President Donald [...]

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