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Yesterday the Senate issued its markup of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009 (S. 372). Please read our full analysis of the markup on the Whistleblowers Protection Blog.

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has taken a step towards fixing the broken federal whistleblower protection system. We ask you to urge the House and Senate Members to work together to pass truly effective reforms for federal employees. The Senate did the right thing in putting forward a provision, which permits federal employees to remove their cases to federal court. However, the Senate markup is only a partial victory, because the bill still lacks essential protections that are found in the House version (H.R. 1507). These major deficiencies mean that national security whistleblowers are left without effective protection, and the powers of the inspectors general to protect whistleblowers are actually reduced! 

We must now redouble our efforts. Please ask your Members of Congress today to ensure the final bill is consistent with the protections in H.R. 1507, which guarantees full access to juries for all federal employees and effective protections for national security whistleblowers.

We have been waiting for this legislation for years, but we cannot afford more laws that are all fluff and no protection. With your help, we can make this change.

Congress needs to hear our voices now more than ever. Tell your friends and family to join in during this critical moment of history.   Thank you for your continued support.


Stephen M. Kohn President
National Whistleblowers Center 

P.S. Once again, please pass this alert on to a family, friends, and co-workers. Thank you!

Tags: Action Alerts, National Security, Protecting FBI Whistleblowers

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