Congress: Legislation and Oversight

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 [...]

Government Executive: Advocacy Groups Press Congress to Support Pandemic Whistleblower Protection Legislation

Note: this article mentions Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  Advocacy Groups Press Congress to Support Pandemic Whistleblower Protection Legislation On Thursday evening, a group of whistleblower advocacy and government accountability organizations urged Congress to pass legislation that would enhance protections for coronavirus-related whistleblowers. Twenty-seven groups wrote to the House and Senate regarding [...]

Republic World: US Lawmakers Come Up With Bill For Feds To Reveal Identity Amid Portland Controversy

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. US Lawmakers Come Up With Bill For Feds To Reveal Identity Amid Portland Controversy US lawmakers New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Washington DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton to introduce a new bill on 'secret police'. After several videos emerged [...]

Common Dreams: With Bill to Mandate Identifying Info on Officer Uniforms, AOC Says US ‘Should Not Have Secret Police’

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. With Bill to Mandate Identifying Info on Officer Uniforms, AOC Says US 'Should Not Have Secret Police' "If an officer violates their agency's policies, their victim should have the ability to report them to their agency and demand accountability." Citing [...]

The Nation: A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce the legislation, following controversial arrests in Portland. Following a storm of controversy over arrests by federal agents in Portland, Ore., New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and [...]

The Nation: ICE Just Became Even Less Transparent

Note: this article, featuring our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. ICE Just Became Even Less Transparent The new classification protects the identity of officials from public disclosure. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can now operate in greater secrecy, thanks to a special security classification quietly granted to it by the Trump [...]

TS Radio Network: Guests Tom Devine & Mathew Fogg….the Justice in Policing Act

Note: this podcast, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, can be found and was originally published here. Guests Tom Devine & Mathew Fogg....the Justice in Policing Act Join us as Atty: Tom Devine and Dr. Mathew Fogg Ret. Chief Inspector U.S. Marshal discuss the Jusitce in Policing Act. Justice in Policing Act of 2020 This [...]

CNN: Two Independent Watchdogs Investigating DOJ Leaders in Cannabis Probe, Whistleblower Says

Note: this article, featuring our client John Elias and our David Seide, was originally published here. Two Independent Watchdogs Investigating DOJ Leaders in Cannabis Probe, Whistleblower Says (CNN) Two independent watchdogs are reviewing whether the Justice Department investigated cannabis companies because of political feelings against them, according to a whistleblower and his lawyer. During his testimony [...]

Load More Posts