Press Releases2020-11-23T09:44:37-05:00

Press Release: Advocacy Organizations Urge Senate to Vote on Pending MSPB Nominations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2021 Advocacy Organizations Urge Senate to Vote on Pending MSPB Nominations WASHINGTON – As trillions of dollars flow into the economy to fund COVID-19 recovery and domestic priorities such as infrastructure spending, it’s more important than ever that those witnessing waste, fraud, or abuse [...]

December 1st, 2021|Categories: Federal Whistleblowers, MSPB, Press release, US Government|

Government Accountability Project Urges Congress, DHS Secretary Mayorkas to End ICE’s Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 15, 2021  Government Accountability Project Urges Congress, DHS Secretary Mayorkas to End ICE’s Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention   OIG Audit Validates Whistleblower’s Seven Year Battle to End Torture of Medically Vulnerable and Mentally Ill Immigrant Detainees   WASHINGTON— Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has long subjected countless immigrants detained in ICE detention facilities to solitary confinement, a practice that [...]

November 15th, 2021|Categories: ICE solitary confinement, Immigration, Press release|

Press Release: Organizations Urge Congress to Pass Amendment Modernizing Government Contractor Whistleblower Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2021 146 Organizations Urge Congress to Pass Amendment Modernizing Government Contractor Whistleblower Laws  Senator Warren’s proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 would improve whistleblower protections for contractors and grantees.  WASHINGTON – As trillions of dollars flow into the economy to [...]

November 10th, 2021|Categories: Congress: Legislation and Oversight, Press release, Whistleblower Rights|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Applauds Just-Released GAO Report on Management Abuses in 2020 at Voice of America Overseer, the U.S. Agency for Global Media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2021 Government Accountability Project Applauds Just-Released GAO Report on Management Abuses in 2020 at Voice of America Overseer, the U.S. Agency for Global Media Trump Political Leadership Repeatedly Breached Firewall Designed to Protect the Editorial Independence of Voice of America and Its Sibling Networks [...]

October 31st, 2021|Categories: Press, Press release, VOA Whistleblowers|

Press Release: Legal Petition Challenges EPA Inaction on Factory Farm Air Pollution

PRESS RELEASE: Legal Petition Challenges EPA Inaction on Factory Farm Air Pollution FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2021 Groups call for end to decades-long amnesty for factory farm polluters Washington – As President Biden continues to promise that his administration will address the climate crisis and protect the air [...]

October 26th, 2021|Categories: Environment, EPA, Press release|

Press Statement: Federal Court Issues Devastating Decision for Medically Vulnerable Immigrants in ICE Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2021 Federal Court Issues Devastating Decision for Medically Vulnerable Immigrants in ICE Detention WASHINGTON- Yesterday, a federal court in California issued a devastating blow to immigrants seeking critical medical and mental health services in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities. The Ninth Circuit reversed [...]

October 22nd, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|

Press Release: Concerning Results from OSHA Investigation Emphasize Ongoing Dangers from COVID-19 at Irwin County Detention Facility, ICE Detention Generally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2021 Concerning Results from OSHA Investigation Emphasize Ongoing Dangers from COVID-19 at Irwin County Detention Facility, ICE Detention Generally WASHINGTON – Today, Government Accountability Project alerted key Congressional offices about the results of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection at the Irwin County [...]

October 19th, 2021|Categories: COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|

Press Release: Rolling Stone Article Highlights the Broken Whistleblower System that has Failed Truth-Tellers Like Kevin Chmielewski

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2021 Rolling Stone Article Highlights the Broken Whistleblower System that has Failed Truth-Tellers Like Kevin Chmielewski  For the first time, former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Deputy Chief of Staff-turned-whistleblower, Kevin Chmielewski, shares his full whistleblowing saga. WASHINGTON — Kevin Chmielewski, a Government Accountability Project client, became a whistleblower as [...]

October 14th, 2021|Categories: EPA, Press release|

Press Statement: Facebook Whistleblower Demonstrates Importance of Passing Credible Protections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2021 Facebook Whistleblower Demonstrates Importance of Passing Credible Protections WASHINGTON – Yesterday, we witnessed a brave whistleblower stand up to the social media giant Facebook, stating to Congress: "I believe what I did was right and necessary for the common good — but I [...]

October 6th, 2021|Categories: Big Tech, Press release, SEC Whistleblower Program|

Press Release: Duckworth, Grassley, Wyden Lankford Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Whistleblowers at DOE & NRC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2021 Contact: Evan Keller (Duckworth), Evan_Keller@duckworth.senate.gov Nicole L’Esperance (Wyden), Nicole_LEsperance@wyden.senate.gov Taylor Foy (Grassley), Taylor_Foy@grassley.senate.gov Kelly Ferguson (Lankford), Kelly_Ferguson@lankford.senate.gov Duckworth, Grassley, Wyden Lankford Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Whistleblowers at DOE & NRC [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chuck [...]

September 29th, 2021|Categories: Nuclear Regulation, Press release, US Government, Whistleblower Rights|