Whistleblower Network News: Bipartisan Bill Protects Nuclear Safety Whistleblowers

Bipartisan Bill Protects Nuclear Safety Whistleblowers This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On September 30, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators reintroduced a bill to clarify existing law and ensure that Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) employees have access to court trials for whistleblower retaliation cases. In [...]

2021-10-07T10:29:05-04:00October 7th, 2021|In The News, Nuclear Regulation, US Government|

Press Release: Duckworth, Grassley, Wyden Lankford Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Whistleblowers at DOE & NRC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2021 Contact: Evan Keller (Duckworth), Evan_Keller@duckworth.senate.gov Nicole L’Esperance (Wyden), Nicole_LEsperance@wyden.senate.gov Taylor Foy (Grassley), Taylor_Foy@grassley.senate.gov Kelly Ferguson (Lankford), Kelly_Ferguson@lankford.senate.gov Duckworth, Grassley, Wyden Lankford Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Whistleblowers at DOE & NRC [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and James Lankford [...]

Congress Must Pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act

September 22, 2021 Dear Members of Congress: The undersigned organizations, on behalf of the millions of Americans our groups collectively represent, write to urge you to support and pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act. For decades, congressional authority has been undermined by the executive branch, diminishing the ability of Congress to fulfill its constitutional [...]

2021-09-22T10:42:42-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Letter, PODA, Sign-on Letter, US Government|

Bloomberg: Bipartisan Groups Urge Congress to Curb Executive Branch Power

Bipartisan Groups Urge Congress to Curb Executive Branch Power This article features a coalition letter signed by the Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. A bipartisan coalition of advocacy groups is urging Congress to pass legislation to reinforce constitutional checks and balances and curb the powers of the executive branch in the [...]

2021-09-22T10:29:27-04:00September 22nd, 2021|In The News, PODA, US Government|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Urges the Support and Passing of the Protecting Our Democracy Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2020 Government Accountability Project Urges the Support and Passing of the Protecting Our Democracy Act WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project calls on Congress to support and pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act (PODA). PODA is a package of landmark reforms and laws that will prevent presidential abuses of power, restore our [...]

2021-09-21T13:33:46-04:00September 21st, 2021|Press release, US Government, Whistleblower Rights, WPIA|

Coalition Urges House to Close the Pentagon’s Revolving Door

September 17, 2021 The Honorable James P. McGovern Chairman House Rules Committee H-312 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Tom Cole Ranking Member House Rules Committee H-152 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman McGovern and Ranking Member Cole: As you prepare to consider H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal [...]

2021-09-20T13:38:35-04:00September 17th, 2021|Letter, Open Letter, US Government|

The Guardian: Afghanistan collapsed because corruption had hollowed out the state

Afghanistan collapsed because corruption had hollowed out the state This op-ed was written by our Investigator Zach Kopplin and was originally published here. When the Taliban swept into Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, the militant group faced almost no resistance. The country’s now former president, Ashraf Ghani, fled to the United Arab Emirates, accused by one [...]

2021-08-30T12:53:14-04:00August 30th, 2021|In The News, US Army, US Government|

The New York Times: He Guarded Haiti’s Slain President. And He Was a Suspect in a Drug Inquiry.

He Guarded Haiti’s Slain President. And He Was a Suspect in a Drug Inquiry. This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The commander in charge of guarding the Haitian president’s home quickly became a suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse last month when his security team inexplicably melted [...]

Roll Call: Congress weighs whistleblower safeguards after Trump saga

Congress weighs whistleblower safeguards after Trump saga This article features our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. The Senate Intelligence Committee wants to give whistleblowers who work for U.S. intelligence agencies groundbreaking new protections, a response to what members see as flaws in the process revealed in the leadup to [...]

Whistleblower Network News: More Whistleblowers Call Attention to Mistreatment of Immigrant Children

More Whistleblowers Call Attention to Mistreatment of Immigrant Children This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein, Lauren Reinhold, Laurie Elkin, and Justin Mulaire and was originally published here. On July 7, two whistleblowers sent a letter to Congress alleging “gross mismanagement and specific endangerment to public health and safety” at the Fort Bliss Emergency Intake Site (EIS) [...]