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Monthly Archives: December 2010

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S. 372 dies in Senate tonight

Posted in Government Whistleblowers, Legislation, National Security
We have received confirmation from two sources that a Senator has placed an anonymous hold on S. 372, the Senate’s flawed version of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA). This hold effectively kills the bill as the Senate adjourned tonight until the next Senate is seated. Earlier this evening, the House passed a modified version of S. 372. The House’s … Continue Reading

Capt. Dan Hanley says S. 372 is “sorely lacking”

Posted in Government Whistleblowers, Legislation, National Security
Captain Dan Hanley (center in photo) is the host of the Whistleblowing Airline Employees Blog Talk Radio Program and a leader of the Whistleblowing Airline Employees Association. He is a former United Airlines pilot, and succeeded in getting the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate improprieties in United’s bankruptcy. When the Senate passed its flawed version of the Whistleblower Protection … Continue Reading

Bunny Greenhouse urges correction of S. 372

Posted in Government Whistleblowers, Legislation, National Security
When the Iraq was was about to begin, Bunny Greenhouse alone challenged the legality of awarding no-bid, no-compete, cost plus contract to Haliburton. The Army swiftly retaliated and she lost her career and position as the Army Corps of Engineers top procurement executive. Today Bunny spoke out against S.732, the Senate’s version of a Whistleblower Enhancement Act, asking the House … Continue Reading

Julia Davis says “NO” to S. 372 flaws

Posted in Government Whistleblowers, Legislation, National Security, News
Julia Davis is an award winning screenwriter and published photographer. She is Vice President of Fleur De Lis Film Studios, and the LA Homeland Security Examiner for Examiner.com. In her column today, she decries the flaws in S. 372, the Senate’s version of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA).  She objects to its creation of a summary judgment procedure at … Continue Reading

NWC Responds to Letter from Whistleblowers

Posted in Legislation
Please take the time to read the two response letters. The first letter is from Dr. Frederic Whitehurst and Jane Turner, two FBI whistleblowers and members of the NWC's Board of Directors. The second letter is from NWC Executive Director Stephen M. Kohn… Continue Reading

Senate Passes S.372: A Bad Deal for Whistleblowers

Posted in Legislation
On December 10, 2010, the Senate passed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (S. 372) by unanimous consent. After a careful review of S. 372, the National Whistleblowers Center, the Federal Ethics Center, and the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition strongly recommend that the bill not be approved in its current form. We urge the House of Representatives to fix the bill and send it back to the Senate for final approval… Continue Reading

S.372: A Bad Deal for Whistleblowers

Posted in Legislation
After a careful review of S. 372, the National Whistleblowers Center, the Federal Ethics Center, and the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition strongly recommend that the bill not be approved in its current form. We urge the House of Representatives to fix the bill and send it back to the Senate for final approval. Here is why the bill must be fixed… Continue Reading

Food safety bill will create new whistleblower protection; our patchwork has one less hole

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Department of Labor, Healthcare, Legislation, Whistleblower FAQ
Yesterday the U.S. Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), S. 510. It passed with strong bipartisan support.  The final vote was 73 to 25. My friend Jason Zuckerman has written a detailed analysis of FSMA’s new whistleblower protection. Those who need the details about the scope and legal requirements for FSMA whistleblower claims should read Jason’s analysis. … Continue Reading