On September 8th, 181 public interest organizations, including the National Whistleblower Center, sent a letter to Congress urging it to pass much needed amendments to the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). The crucial amendments would grant employees the right to jury trials, protect scientists who report fraud in federal research, protect whistleblowers in the FBI and other intelligence agency, and extend coverage to Transportation Security Officers (airport screeners). The House and Senate have both passed versions of the WPA (H.R. 985 and S. 274). However, the House version is a much more comprehensive reform of the WPA and includes many of the revisions that we deem essential to the protection of whistleblowers. We are asking Congress to act quickly to reconcile these bills before the end of this session.