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

Press Release: Government Accountability Project and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund Launch the Scientific Integrity Reporting Project

Government Accountability Project and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund Launch the Scientific Integrity Reporting Project WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF), in partnership with the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI), the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, [...]

June 16th, 2021|Categories: Press release, Scientific Integrity|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Urges Lawmakers to Include Whistleblower Protections in Law Enforcement Accountability Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2021 Government Accountability Project Urges Lawmakers to Include Whistleblower Protections in Law Enforcement Accountability Legislation WASHINGTON – With reports that congressional negotiators are approaching agreement on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Tom Devine, legal director for the Government Accountability Project, issued the [...]

June 10th, 2021|Categories: Police accountability, Press release|

Press Release: Whistleblowers Reveal Former Head of Voice of America Overseer Abused His Authority to Investigate “Disloyal” Federal Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2021 Whistleblowers Reveal Former Head of Voice of America Overseer Abused His Authority to Investigate “Disloyal” Federal Employees New Document Shows that Trump Appointee Michael Pack Relied on a Pretextual Justification Crafted by Political Appointees to Pay Over $1.8 Million for Legal Services to [...]

June 1st, 2021|Categories: Press release, VOA Whistleblowers|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Condemns the Senate Defeat of the January 6 Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2021 Government Accountability Project Condemns the Senate Defeat of the January 6 Commission  WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project watched in disappointment as the vote on the January 6 commission failed in the Senate. Our organization, along with a coalition of advocacy groups, had called for members to stand on [...]

May 28th, 2021|Categories: Democracy Protection Initiative, Press release|

Press Statement: Not Above the Law Coalition Ahead of Jan. 6 Commission Vote: “Stand on the Right Side of History”

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2021 Not Above the Law Coalition Ahead of Jan. 6 Commission Vote: “Stand on the Right Side of History” WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, members of the bipartisan “Not Above the Law” coalition released the following joint statement ahead of the Senate’s scheduled vote on H.R. [...]

May 27th, 2021|Categories: Democracy Protection Initiative, Press release|

Press Release: Department of Homeland Security Medical Experts Call Upon Congress to Address Ongoing and Future Harm to Migrant Children and Families from Detention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2021 Department of Homeland Security Medical Experts Call Upon Congress to Address Ongoing and Future Harm to Migrant Children and Families from Detention WASHINGTON—Today, our clients Drs. Scott Allen and Pamela McPherson submitted a whistleblower disclosure to Congress raising concerns about the substantial danger to [...]

May 24th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, Press release|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Client Dawn Wooten’s Whistleblower Disclosures Catalyze DHS to Stop Detaining Immigrants at Irwin County Detention Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 20, 2021  Government Accountability Project Client Dawn Wooten’s Whistleblower Disclosures Catalyze DHS to Stop Detaining Immigrants at Irwin County Detention Center  Investigation, Remedy Still Sought for Wrongful Retaliation  WASHINGTON—Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Mayorkas directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to sever its contracts with Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) to stop detaining immigrants at that facility, stating in [...]

Press Statement: Not Above the Law Coalition Statement on National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2021 Not Above the Law Coalition Statement on National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, the Democratic chairman and Republican ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee reached an agreement on the creation of [...]

May 19th, 2021|Categories: Press release, Statement|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project, Joined By 170 Advocacy Organizations and 30 Law Enforcement Officers, Calls Upon Congress to Strengthen Police Accountability Whistleblower Protections 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2021 Government Accountability Project, Joined By 170 Advocacy Organizations and 30 Law Enforcement Officers, Calls Upon Congress to Strengthen Police Accountability Whistleblower Protections WASHINGTON—Today, Government Accountability Project, alongside 170 advocacy organizations and 30 law enforcement officers, calls upon Congress to include best practice whistleblower and [...]

May 18th, 2021|Categories: Police accountability, Press release, Whistleblower Rights|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Applauds January 6 Commission Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2021 Government Accountability Project Applauds January 6 Commission Legislation WASHINGTON—On Friday, May 14, Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) introduced legislation to form a January 6 commission. The bill, entitled the National Commission to Investigate the [...]

May 17th, 2021|Categories: Democracy Protection Initiative, Press release|