Press Releases2019-12-13T07:37:55-05:00

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 [...]

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 [...]

House Introduces New Bill to Improve Whistleblower Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2020 House Introduces New Bill to Improve Whistleblower Legislation Government Accountability Project Praises the Whistleblower Protection Empowerment Act as a Step Toward More Comprehensive Whistleblower Protections WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Merit Systems Protection Board Empowerment Act of 2020 to [...]

For Immediate Release: DHS Experts Issue Warning as ICE Attempts to Reinstitute Family Separation 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2020   DHS Experts Issue Warning as ICE Attempts to Reinstitute Family Separation  Government Accountability Project Clients Urge Congress to Prevent Imminent Harm WASHINGTON – Government Accountability Project clients Drs. Scott Allen, Pamela McPherson, and Josiah ‘Jody’ Rich, medical and mental health experts for the [...]

For Immediate Release: Whistleblowers from Richwood Correctional Center in Louisiana  Report Unsafe Practices that Promote  the Spread of COVID-19 in ICE Detention 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2020 Whistleblowers from Richwood Correctional Center in Louisiana  Report Unsafe Practices that Promote  the Spread of COVID-19 in ICE Detention Government Accountability Project clients urge Congress to address danger to worker, immigrant, and public safety WASHINGTON – Government Accountability Project sent a letter to Congress [...]

July 13th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, Press release|

Press Release: TSA Makes COVID-19 Safety Changes in the Wake of Whistleblower Report and OSC Finding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2020 TSA Makes COVID-19 Safety Changes in the Wake of Whistleblower Report and OSC Finding Government Accountability Project Client Disclosure Spurs Positive Change WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agreed to new safety procedures to protect passengers ahead of the Fourth of July holiday [...]

July 8th, 2020|Categories: Aviation Whistleblowing, Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Press, TSA|

Media Advisory: House Judiciary Witness’ Counsel from DOJ Politicization Hearing Available for Interview 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 24, 2020  House Judiciary Witness’ Counsel from DOJ Politicization Hearing Available for Interview  Following Hearing, Government Accountability Project Counsel   David Seide Is Available for Comment  WASHINGTON – Following his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Government Accountability Project client and Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney John W. Elias’s counsel available for interview.  Elias was subpoenaed by Chairman Jerrold [...]

June 24th, 2020|Categories: Department of Justice, Media Advisory, Press, Press release|

Press Release: DOJ Lawyer Subpoenaed to Speak at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Politicization within DOJ 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 23, 2020  DOJ Lawyer Subpoenaed to Speak at House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Politicization within DOJ  Government Accountability Project Client to Testify on Experiences in Anti-Trust Division  WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Government Accountability Project client and Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney John W. Elias will testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Elias was subpoenaed last [...]

June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Department of Justice, Press release|

Press Release: Giraffe Heroes Project Awards Two Immigration Whistleblowers for Compassionate Risk-taking 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 17, 2020  Giraffe Heroes Project Awards Two Immigration Whistleblowers for   Compassionate Risk-taking  Government Accountability Project Clients Among Awardees  WASHINGTON – Last week, the Giraffe Heroes Project announced the recipients of its “Giraffe Heroes” award, an annual award given to individuals who demonstrated compassionate risk-taking. Two of this year’s awardees [...]

June 17th, 2020|Categories: ICE solitary confinement, Immigration, MPP, Press, Press release|

NGOs and Law Enforcement Whistleblowers Propose Whistleblower Rights for Police Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2020  NGOs and Law Enforcement Whistleblowers Propose Whistleblower Rights for Police Reform  WASHINGTON – Today 28 NGOs and 10 law enforcement whistleblowers sent letters to Congress requesting whistleblower protection in legislation for police reform. The signees included prominent law enforcement whistleblowers Frank Serpico and Matthew Fogg who, in retaliation for their whistleblowing on corruption [...]

June 16th, 2020|Categories: Police accountability, Press release|

Press Release: House and Senate Propose Best Practice Whistleblower Rights for COVID Spending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2020 House and Senate Propose Best Practice Whistleblower Rights for COVID Spending WASHINGTON – Today Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and nine other Senators, as well as Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), introduced the COVID 19 Whistleblower Protection Act, legislation which would protect [...]

June 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, Coronavirus Whistleblowers, COVID19, Press release|

Press Release: EPA Obliged to Update Oil-Spill Contingency Plan 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 5, 2020  EPA Obliged to Update Oil-Spill Contingency Plan  On June 2, San Francisco Federal District Court ordered an end to federal inaction on dangerous dispersants used to “clean up” offshore oil spills.  The court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a legal obligation  to update its National Contingency Plan (NCP) for oil-spill cleanup. Environmentalists and whistleblowers have won [...]

June 9th, 2020|Categories: and Climate Change, EPA, Press, Press release|

Government Accountability Project Statement on the Protests Against Racism

June 2, 2020 Government Accountability Project Statement on the Protests Against Racism   WASHINGTON – For the past week, tens of thousands of Americans have joined together to protest police brutality and systemic racism following the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. These protests come at a [...]

June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Police accountability, Press release, Statement|

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ICE and Prison Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020 Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ICE and Prison Detention Government Accountability Project Client Testifies About Dangers During Pandemic WASHINGTON - Tomorrow, June 2, at 10:00 am, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing titled “Examining Best Practices for Incarceration and [...]

June 1st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Whistleblowers, Immigration, Press, Press release|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Clients Spotlighted in New Publication by Award-Winning Journalist  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  05/14/20  Government Accountability Project Clients Spotlighted in New Publication by Award-Winning Journalist   Acclaimed Journalist Publishes Book Showcasing Major Whistleblower Stories  WASHINGTON – This week, acclaimed author and investigative journalist Daniel Moldea published Money, Politics, and Corruption in U.S. Higher Education: The Stories of Whistleblowers. Moldea focuses on the rampant corruption in higher education and uses case studies to track [...]

May 14th, 2020|Categories: Higher Education, Press, Press release, Whistleblower Rights|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Attorneys Submit Recommendations to United Nations Internal Justice Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 13, 2020  Government Accountability Project Attorneys Submit Recommendations to United Nations Internal Justice Council Letter Seeks to Improve Whistleblower Protection and Internal Justice System WASHINGTON – The United Nations International Justice Council (IJC) is submitting recommendations to the General Assembly on how to improve internal justice systems within the UN, including protection for whistleblowers. Government [...]

May 13th, 2020|Categories: International, Press release, United Nations|

Press Release: Food Integrity Campaign Petition to Protect Meat Inspectors During COVID-19 Garners Thousands of Signatures 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 8, 2020  Food Integrity Campaign Petition to Protect Meat Inspectors During COVID-19 Garners Thousands of Signatures  Petition Launch Follows Thousands of COVID-19 cases in Meat Industry   WASHINGTON – This week, the Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign launched a petition to expand and strengthen protections for essential workers employed [...]

Press Release: Senator Wyden Opposes Senior Intelligence Official’s Nomination Over Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2020 Senator Wyden Opposes Senior Intelligence Official’s Nomination Over Whistleblowers WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) opposed William Evanina’s nomination to serve as the Senate-confirmed Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). Sen. Wyden’s opposition comes days after Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) [...]

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Intelligence Whistleblowing, National Security, Press release|

Press Statement: Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Keeping Meat Plants Open Amidst Pandemic 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 30, 2020  Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Keeping Meat Plants Open Amidst Pandemic  WASHINGTON – President Trump announced on Tuesday that he intended to order meat plants to stay open by declaring them essential infrastructure under the Defense Production Act. This order comes after more than 6,000 meat workers have tested positive and 20 have died of COVID-19. Across the country, [...]

Study Projects Significant Impact on Immigrants and Local Health Care if ICE Detention Populations are not Decreased

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/27/2020 Study Projects Significant Impact on Immigrants and Local Health Care if ICE Detention Populations are not Decreased New Modeling Demonstrates How Spread of COVID-19 in Immigration Detention Will Impact Facility Populations and Local Health Care Systems Providence, RI – A new paper released today captures the results [...]

April 27th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, Press, Press release|
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