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Monthly Archives: February 2009

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Congress Protects Some Whistleblowers, Leaves Others Out

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, Government Whistleblowers, Legislation, News
On Wednesday, behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, House and Senate leaders hammered out a deal to pass the economic stimulus bill. Both the original House and Senate versions of this bill included protections for employee whistleblowers. By Wednesday evening, news sources such as Talking Points Memo were reporting that the whistleblower provisions in the bill had been cut.  … Continue Reading

Don’t Cut Whistleblowers Out of the Stimulus

Posted in Legislation
Members of the House and Senate have been holed up on Capitol Hill all day negotiating the terms of the President’s economic stimulus package. Earlier today, we learned that the whistleblower protection provisions in the bill were in danger. While the MSM has been reporting for some time that a deal has been struck, we still don’t know the fate… Continue Reading

Federal Law Enforcement Backs Whistleblower Protection

Posted in FBI Whistleblowers, Government Whistleblowers, Legislation, National Security
I am happy to say that we have received another significant endorsement for federal employee whistleblower protections. The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association has issued a statement in support of the Whistleblower provisions passed by the House of Representatives in the Economic Stimulus package last week, and is urging the Senate to pass the bill with the whistleblower provisions intact.… Continue Reading

Other DC Newspapers Get It….

Posted in Legislation, News
In the battle for the support of DC’s newspapers, whistleblowers are winning 2-1. As we reported yesterday, the Washington Post has come out against the comprehensive whistleblower protection provisions included in the economic stimulus package passed by the House of Representatives last week. The Post went so far as to say that the provisions should be pulled from the bill,… Continue Reading

Washington Post Was Dead Wrong

Posted in Legislation, News
Yesterday, as some of you may know, the Washington Post ran an ill-informed editorial criticizing House Congressional leaders for their inclusion of a government employee whistleblower rights provision in the economic stimulus bill that they passed the House of Representatives last week. (see response to the editorial) The Washington Post says that including whistleblower provisions in the legislation was "disengenous,"… Continue Reading

Washington Independent Highlights Urgent Need For Whistleblower Protection

Posted in Corporate Whistleblowers, FBI Whistleblowers, Government Whistleblowers, Legislation, National Security
The Washington Independent published an article addressing the lack of protection offered to whistleblowers in the stimulus bill.  The article quoted Stephen Kohn, who states: "The biggest defect in the current language in the House and Senate versions, is about blowing the whistle internally." The bill protects only employees that report wrongdoings to Congress or an Inspector General, but does not provide protection to those… Continue Reading