The Hill: Coalition urges Senate to publish bills, amendments online while still under consideration

Coalition urges Senate to publish bills, amendments online while still under consideration This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. A coalition of about 40 national organizations sent a letter to Senate leadership on Thursday calling for more transparency and access to bills and amendments that are being considered on the [...]

Press Release: Organizations Urge Congress to Pass Amendment Modernizing Government Contractor Whistleblower Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2021 146 Organizations Urge Congress to Pass Amendment Modernizing Government Contractor Whistleblower Laws  Senator Warren’s proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 would improve whistleblower protections for contractors and grantees.  WASHINGTON – As trillions of dollars flow into the economy to fund COVID-19 recovery and domestic [...]

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: Bill Introduced to Better Protect Congressional Whistleblowers

Bill Introduced to Better Protect Congressional Whistleblowers This article features our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. On July 29, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act. The bill strengthens whistleblower protections for federal employees who make protected disclosures to Congress. The 1912 Lloyd-LaFollette Act guarantees federal employees the right to [...]

The News Station: U.S. SENATORS EYE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS

U.S. SENATORS EYE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. WASHINGTON — As police reform talks sputter on Capitol Hill, with key lawmakers still sparring over the most substantial elements on the negotiating table, one idea has [...]

Compliance Week: Proposed bill seeks to broaden False Claims Act whistleblower protections

Proposed bill seeks to broaden False Claims Act whistleblower protections This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The False Claims Amendments Act of 2021 (S.2428) would clarify post-employment retaliation against any whistleblower, regardless of their employment status with the company accused of fraud, would be prohibited. FCA lawsuits recovered more than $2.2 [...]

KIOW: Senators Introduce of Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Government Waste, Fraud

Senators Introduce of Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Government Waste, Fraud This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. A bipartisan group of senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), introduced the False Claims Amendments Act of 2021 to beef up the government’s most potent tool to fight fraud. “The False Claims Act has clearly been the [...]

FedManager: Whistleblower Protection – Where We Stand 243 Years After the First Whistleblower Law

Whistleblower Protection – Where We Stand 243 Years After the First Whistleblower Law This podcast features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. National Whistleblower Day is celebrated each year on July 30. America’s first whistleblower law was approved during the height of the American Revolution on July 30, 1778 when Congress [...]

Yahoo News: Exclusive: Jan. 6 select committee will include former CIA inspector general found to have retaliated against whistleblower

Exclusive: Jan. 6 select committee will include former CIA inspector general found to have retaliated against whistleblower This article features our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. WASHINGTON — As the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot prepares to get underway next week, it will include former CIA [...]

Just Security: Know Your Rights: Whistleblowers and the January 6th Select Committee

Know Your Rights: Whistleblowers and the January 6th Select Committee This op-ed was written by our Legal Director Tom Devine and Deputy Legal Director Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. On July 27, the House of Representative’s Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack will hold its first formal hearing, publicly embarking on [...]