Whistleblower News Network: Bipartisan Bill Grants Court Access to Federal Employee Whistlblowers

Bipartisan Bill Grants Court Access to Federal Employee Whistleblowers This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On May 4, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives reintroduced the Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act of 2021 (WPIA). The bill aims to address a number of shortcomings with the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), the main law offering whistleblower protections [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Applauds Introduction of Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2021 Government Accountability Project Applauds Introduction of Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project released research demonstrating that federal employees have almost no chance of defending themselves against retaliation despite the Whistleblower Protection Act. Currently, Administrative Judges (AJ) at the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board control a federal [...]

Yuba Net: Merkley, Jayapal, Booker, Markey, Wyden Introduce Legislation to Protect Families’ Freedom, Human Right to Not Be Traumatized

Merkley, Jayapal, Booker, Markey, Wyden Introduce Legislation to Protect Families’ Freedom, Human Right to Not Be Traumatized This article features our clients Drs. Scott Allen and Pamela McPherson and Senior Counsel Dana Gold and was originally published here. WASHINGTON, D.C. April 29, 2021– Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley today teamed up with U.S. Representative Pramila [...]

Youth Health Magazine: Medical Malpractice Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against ICE Doctor in GA

Medical Malpractice Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against ICE Doctor in GA This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. More than 40 women are a part of a medical malpractice class action lawsuit against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Dr. Mahendra Amin, a gynecologist accused of medical abuse, [...]

Digital Journal: UNITE HERE: Coalition of Watchdogs and Labor Groups Call on SBA to Release Pandemic Relief Data

UNITE HERE: Coalition of Watchdogs and Labor Groups Call on SBA to Release Pandemic Relief Data This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. WASHINGTON--(Business Wire)--A coalition of government watchdogs and labor groups appealed to the Small Business Administration (SBA) in an open letter to release data about forgiveness of Paycheck Protection [...]

CNBC: Biden pressured to disclose political appointees’ ethics agreements as advisor’s brother lobbies White House

Biden pressured to disclose political appointees’ ethics agreements as advisor’s brother lobbies White House This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Several watchdog and activist groups are pressuring President Joe Biden to publicly release ethics agreements signed by political appointees in his administration who are not subject to Senate confirmation. In [...]

Federal News Network: After years of complaints, House committee considering changes to VA accountability office

After years of complaints, House committee considering changes to VA accountability office This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The House Veterans Affairs Committee is discussing improvements for VA’s Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection (OAWP), following years of complaints about the organization’s performance from employees, oversight groups and members of [...]

The Hill: Groups see new openings for digging up dirt on Trump

Groups see new openings for digging up dirt on Trump This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Public interest groups determined to stay focused on the Trump administration say they have new openings for unearthing information now that the past government’s political appointees have departed. Various groups that flooded [...]

Successful Farming: Petition Calls for EPA Regulation of Large Dairy and Hog Farms

Petition Calls for EPA Regulation of Large Dairy and Hog Farms This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Two dozen environmental and consumer groups, including the Sierra Club and Government Accountability Project, petitioned the EPA on Tuesday to regulate large dairy and hog operations under federal air pollution laws. “The EPA has [...]

The Daily Californian: Reparations for CA forced sterlization survivors: Support AB 1007

Reparations for CA forced sterilization survivors: Support AB 1007 This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Between 1909 and 1979, California forcibly sterilized over 20,000 people of color, people with disabilities and imprisoned people. Based on white supremacist eugenics laws and ableist conceptions of who was “unfit to reproduce,” people [...]