Press Releases

Press Releases2022-09-12T09:42:47-04:00

ICE Detention Center that Held Families Closes in Dilley, Texas

This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials announced that the Biden Administration will close a detention center in Dilley, Texas once used to hold families, including infants, en masse as part of a controversial enforcement policy, citing operating expenses.

Government Watchdog Groups Petition EPA to Warn East Palestine Residents on Dangers of Consuming Garden Produce and Wild Game

Government Accountability Project, along with other signatories including independent scientists, toxicologists, citizens’ groups, public health specialists, and medical doctors, has submitted an emergency Administrative Procedure Act (APA) petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The petition calls for immediate action to warn residents in and around East Palestine, Ohio, about the presence of dioxins and other harmful environmental contaminants in garden produce and wild game following the Norfolk Southern Train Derailment disaster.

June 13th, 2024|Categories: East Palestine, Environment, EPA, Press release|

Whistleblower Groups Express Serious Concerns Over New “Crime Victims Fund Stabilization Act”

Government Accountability Project, together with National Whistleblower Center, Whistleblowers of America, The Anti-Fraud Coalition, and Empower Oversight, sent a letter to Members of Congress expressing their deep concerns about this legislative proposal in April, shortly after the House legislation was introduced.

June 12th, 2024|Categories: Department of Justice, Press, Press release, US Government, Whistleblower Rights|

Resolution of White House Whistleblower Complaint

Government Accountability Project is pleased to announce that its client, Rachel Wallace, and the White House Office of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) have resolved the whistleblower complaint submitted by Ms. Wallace to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The parties have agreed to keep the nature and terms of the resolution confidential but the fact that a resolution has been reached may be disclosed.

May 30th, 2024|Categories: Federal Whistleblowers, OSTP, Press release, US Government|

Government Accountability Project Calls for Reforms to Strengthen United Nations Whistleblower Protections

Yesterday, Government Accountability Project sent a letter to the United Nations (UN) Internal Justice Council (IJC) recommending improvements to their internal justice system and reforms to UN whistleblower protections to help them comply with international best practices.

May 24th, 2024|Categories: International, Letter, Press release, United Nations|

Whistleblower: EPA Failed to Deploy Critical Airborne Technology During East Palestine Disaster

 May 14, 2024  Whistleblower: EPA Failed to Deploy Critical Airborne Technology During East Palestine Disaster   WASHINGTON – Today, Government Accountability Project called for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Inspector General to investigate a groundbreaking whistleblower affidavit. The whistleblower, Robert Kroutil, exposed shocking EPA efforts to avoid learning the truth [...]

May 14th, 2024|Categories: East Palestine, Environment, EPA, Press release|

Whistleblowers Disclose Misconduct by Acting CBP Chief Medical Officer

 May 1, 2024  Whistleblowers Disclose Misconduct by Acting CBP Chief Medical Officer  WASHINGTON – Government Accountability Project today submitted a protected whistleblower disclosure to Congress, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Office of Special Counsel on behalf of multiple employees of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). [...]

Statement Urging Congressional Oversight of CBP Medical Budget

April 30, 2024  Statement Urging Congressional Oversight of CBP Medical Budget  WASHINGTON -- Today, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Troy Miller testified at a hearing of the House Committee on Appropriations for the President’s fiscal year 2025 budget request for CBP, requesting nearly $20 billion [...]

April 30th, 2024|Categories: CBP, ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|