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False Claims Act Crime Victims Fund Stabilization Act Letter

April 19, 2024 To: the offices sponsoring H.R.8061 and committees of jurisdiction With deep concern, our five organizations – Government Accountability Project, National Whistleblower Center, Whistleblowers of America, The Anti-Fraud (TAF) Coalition, and Empower Oversight – come together to write to you in regards to the Crime Victims Fund Stabilization Act as introduced yesterday, [...]

USDA Whistleblower Rights for Corporate Producers

Government Accountability Project praised the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural and Marketing Service for its rule that creates the nation’s first whistleblower protection for non-employees such as contract farmers and other producers of government-approved meat and poultry.

The Washington Post: Gag orders are still hampering federal whistleblowers, agency warns

Agencies use gag orders because “controlling the flow of information is the key to avoiding accountability that’s unwanted,” said Tom Devine, legal director of the nonprofit Government Accountability Project that works with whistleblowers. Gag orders are “more destructive than retaliation [against whistleblowers],” he added, “because the information never gets out in the first place.”

Government Accountability Project Applauds Biden Administration for Issuing Strong Protections for an Independent Civil Service

The rule, issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), will strengthen protections for nonpartisan civil servants across the country — the federal employees who serve the public regardless of the political affiliation of the President or partisan divides in Congress — from being replaced with political loyalists.

‘Put America On Commission Act’ Would Protect Whistleblowers, Remedying Fraud

As government agencies continue efforts to recover money lost through fraud within pandemic relief programs, Government Accountability Project is supporting federal legislation that is crucial for full success in recovering these funds.

Senate Committee Votes Bi-partisan Mandate for Government Contractor Whistleblower Protections

March 6, 2024   Senate Committee Unanimously Votes Bi-partisan Mandate for Government Contractor Whistleblower Protections     WASHINGTON – This morning, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs issued a unanimous bi-partisan mandate for taxpayer accountability.  In a unanimous vote, the Committee passed S. 1524, Expanding Whistleblower Protections for Contractors Act of 2023. The legislation, [...]

World Socialist Website: East Palestine, Ohio residents speak out one year after catastrophic train crash and chemical spill

Residents of East Palestine, Ohio were deeply skeptical of President Biden’s stage-managed appearance last Friday in the small working class community, more than a year after the catastrophic train derailment and chemical spill which poisoned the town’s air, water and soil.

2024-02-23T11:30:24-05:00February 23rd, 2024|East Palestine, Environment, EPA, In The News, US Government|

Sign-On Letter Opposing Packers & Stockyards Act Rider

As organizations that strive to ensure economic fairness and transparency in the marketplace, we urge you to oppose any policy riders in the FY 2024 Agriculture Appropriations bill that would prevent the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from writing, finalizing, and implementing rules under the Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S Act).