Congress: Legislation and Oversight

The Hill: Lawmakers, whistleblower advocates push Biden to fill federal employment board

Lawmakers, whistleblower advocates push Biden to fill federal employment board This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Lawmakers are urging President Biden to fill an obscure employment board responsible for determining the fate of whistleblowers and other workers dismissed by the federal government. The three-member Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) lost [...]

Government Executive: GovExec Daily: A Request for Stronger Whistleblower Protections

GovExec Daily: A Request for Stronger Whistleblower Protections This podcast features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. Last week, more than 200 groups called on President Biden and congressional leadership to enact stronger whistleblower protection laws, especially to ensure that the government is fairly spending trillions of dollars in pandemic [...]

Federal News Network: Cabinet secretaries get their marching orders on the White House’s Buy American initiative

Cabinet secretaries get their marching orders on the White House’s Buy American initiative This podcast features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. President Joe Biden has told Cabinet secretaries to take a “hard look at their agency’s spending” to make sure they are meeting the goals of his Buy American executive order. Biden told [...]

NJ Today: Groups demand whistleblower protections

Groups demand whistleblower protections This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. Over 200 groups called on President Joe Biden and congressional leadership on Thursday to enact stronger whistleblower protection laws, especially to ensure that the government is fairly spending trillions of dollars in pandemic relief funding. A diverse group [...]

Whisteblower Network News: WNN, Advocacy Organizations Send Letter to Biden Calling for Stronger Whistleblower Protections

WNN, Advocacy Organizations Send Letter to Biden Calling for Stronger Whistleblower Protections  This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. On April 1, Whistleblower Network News (WNN), along with 264 advocacy organizations, sent a letter to President Biden and four members of Congress calling for increased protections for whistleblowers. The letter is addressed to [...]

Government Executive: Over 200 Groups Call for Whistleblower Reform for Public Servants

Over 200 Groups Call for Whistleblower Reform for Public Servants This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. Over 200 groups called on President Biden and congressional leadership on Thursday to enact stronger whistleblower protection laws, especially to ensure that the government is fairly spending trillions of dollars in pandemic [...]

The Hill: Over 260 groups call on Biden to improve whistleblower protections

Over 260 groups call on Biden to improve whistleblower protections This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. More than 260 organizations urged President Biden and Congress to support freedom of speech protections for whistleblowers by making improvements to protections. The Government Accountability Project, a nonprofit that works with whistleblowers and on whistleblowing legislation, led [...]

Salon: Trump’s “sabotage” plan: Watchdog groups want to know who was “burrowed” into career jobs

Trump's “sabotage” plan: Watchdog groups want to know who was “burrowed” into career jobs This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Government watchdog groups are calling on congressional committees to release the names of Trump political appointees who have "burrowed" into career civil service positions over concerns they may attempt to "sabotage" the Biden [...]

Just Security: Ripe for Reform: The Opaque World of Specific Licenses to Do Business Under Sanctions

Ripe for Reform: The Opaque World of Specific Licenses to Do Business Under Sanctions This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In a pair of letters sent earlier this month, lawmakers asked Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to cancel a license the department granted to Israeli businessman Dan Gertler in the eleventh hour of the Trump [...]

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 [...]

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