Roll Call: Congress’ protections for whistleblowers only go so far

Congress’ protections for whistleblowers only go so far This article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director, Tom Devine, and was originally published here. Congress wants to ensure that former President Donald Trump’s attempted coercion of Ukraine in 2019 — and his effort to thwart and intimidate the official who disclosed it — never recur. But a [...]

Broad Coalition Applauds House Judiciary Committee for Whistleblower Protections

Broad Coalition Applauds House Judiciary Committee for Whistleblower Protections The Honorable Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Chairman House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet 2240 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Darrell Issa Ranking Member House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet 2300 Rayburn [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Praises House of Representatives for the Passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2021 Government Accountability Project Praises House of Representatives for the Passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act Act Includes Essential Whistleblower Protections Washington — Today, Government Accountability Project praises the House of Representatives for passing the Protecting Our Democracy Act (PODA). This legislation gives Congress more oversight over the [...]

Press Release: Congress Must Pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2021 Congress Must Pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act   WASHINGTON — Government Accountability Project calls on Congress to pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act (PODA), which includes the Whistleblower Protections Improvement Act (WPIA). Embedded within PODA, the nonpartisan WPIA will allow future government employees to come forward without fearing retaliation – enabling [...]

2021-12-09T11:30:59-05:00December 9th, 2021|PODA, Press release, Whistleblower Rights, WPIA|

Government Executive: Whistleblowers Risk Everything—Lawmakers Must Protect Them

Whistleblowers Risk Everything—Lawmakers Must Protect Them This op-ed was written by our Senior Counsel & Director of Education, Dana Gold, and was originally published here. The three former Facebook employees who accused the tech behemoth of knowingly sacrificing the well-being of teenage girls and dangerously spreading disinformation to fuel its exponential growth and profit [...]

2021-10-28T12:37:28-04:00October 28th, 2021|In The News, Whistleblower Rights, WPIA|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Urges the Support and Passing of the Protecting Our Democracy Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2020 Government Accountability Project Urges the Support and Passing of the Protecting Our Democracy Act WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project calls on Congress to support and pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act (PODA). PODA is a package of landmark reforms and laws that will prevent presidential abuses of power, restore our [...]

2021-09-21T13:33:46-04:00September 21st, 2021|Press release, US Government, Whistleblower Rights, WPIA|

National Law Review: House Considers Enhanced Protections for Federal Government Whistleblowers

House Considers Enhanced Protections for Federal Government Whistleblowers This article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. The Whistleblower Protection Act prohibits most employers in the federal executive branch from retaliating against employees and job applicants who lawfully report what they reasonably believe to be a legal violation or “gross [...]

2021-09-10T10:13:03-04:00September 9th, 2021|In The News, WPIA|