Congress: Legislation and Oversight

Coalition Letter to Block President Trump from Firing Civil Servants and Burrowing Appointees

December 11, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer, The undersigned organizations are united in our commitment to ensuring excellence and integrity in the federal government for the betterment of the American people. We write to [...]

Foreign Policy: Trump Ally Nunes Seeks to Derail Key Bill Funding Intelligence Community

Trump Ally Nunes Seeks to Derail Key Bill Funding Intelligence Community This article features our National Security Analyst Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. U.S. lawmakers are running out of time to pass the annual intelligence bill authorizing billions of dollars for the country’s spy agencies thanks to objections by Rep. Devin Nunes, one [...]

Letter to the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress in the 117th Congress

November 16, 2020   The Honorable Nancy Pelosi H-232, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy H-204, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable Zoe Lofgren 1309 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable Rodney Davis 1216 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515   The Honorable Jim McGovern [...]

2020-11-16T14:03:26-05:00November 16th, 2020|Congress: Legislation and Oversight, Letter|

Government Executive: OPM Nominee Pledges ‘Nonpartisan’ Governance Despite Anti-Islam, Conspiracy Theorist Views

OPM Nominee Pledges ‘Nonpartisan’ Governance Despite Anti-Islam, Conspiracy Theorist Views This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  President Trump’s nominee to lead the federal government’s human resources agency declined to apologize during a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for offensive comments he made on Twitter in 2016, but promised that if confirmed, [...]

2020-09-15T13:09:04-04:00September 15th, 2020|Congress: Legislation and Oversight, In The News|

Federal Newscast: POTUS pick to lead OPM accused of ‘lacking commitment to federal merit system’

POTUS pick to lead OPM accused of ‘lacking commitment to federal merit system’ This podcast features Government Accountability Project and originally aired here. Four government oversight groups are raising concerns with the president’s latest pick to lead the Office of Personnel Management. The groups say OPM nominee John Gibbs doesn’t have the experience or qualifications to lead [...]

2020-09-10T12:42:51-04:00September 10th, 2020|Congress: Legislation and Oversight, In The News|

Federal News Network: OPM nominee insists past rhetoric is behind him, says discrimination has no place in government

OPM nominee insists past rhetoric is behind him, says discrimination has no place in government This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The president’s latest pick to lead the Office Personnel Management didn’t spend much time in front of senators Wednesday afternoon laying out his long-term vision for the federal government’s top [...]

2020-09-10T12:30:15-04:00September 10th, 2020|Congress: Legislation and Oversight, In The News|

Letter to Congress on Office of Personnel Management Nomination

The Honorable Ron Johnson Chairman Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 340 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Gary Peters Ranking Member Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 442 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Johnson and Ranking Member Peters: Our organizations write to express [...]

2020-09-10T11:49:21-04:00September 10th, 2020|Congress: Legislation and Oversight, Letter, Sign-on Letter|

Shadowproof: Bills In Congress Would Grant Federal Whistleblowers Access to Courts

Bills In Congress Would Grant Federal Whistleblowers Access to Courts This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  Legislation introduced in Congress would fill multiple gaps in federal whistleblower protections and finally grant access to courts and jury trials for review of their cases. All private sector whistleblower laws since 2002 have included court [...]

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) [...]

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