Good news! In case you hadn’t heard, the Senate passed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) yesterday by unanimous consent! The legislation will provide millions of federal workers with the rights they need to safely report government corruption and wrongdoing. The bill reflects an unequivocal bipartisan consensus, having received the vote of every member in the 112th Congress. The House unanimously approved the bill in September, and the Senate immediately followed suit during the lame duck session. It now heads to the president’s desk for signing into law.
Thank you for your help in making this goal a reality! Your actions of signing petitions, contacting Congress, and supporting GAP have made the difference!
Over the past 13 years, GAP has spearheaded efforts to pass the WPEA, heading a coalition of hundreds of groups demanding these protections. Intensive dialogue between the Make It Safe Coalition (MISC), which GAP coordinates, the Obama administration, and both chambers of Congress has paved the way for this development.
For more on the bill and its protections, read GAP’s press release.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.