WASHINGTON, D.C. | April 27, 2022 — National Whistleblower Center is proud to announce that the full March 2nd False Claims Act Celebration, commemorating the 159th anniversary of the landmark whistleblower False Claims Act legislation, is now available on National Whistleblower Center’s YouTube Channel.
- A description of NWC’s Legal Assistance Program by Neil Henrichsen, Founding Member of Henrichsen Law Group;
- A panel moderated by NWC Executive Director, Siri Nelson, and featuring:
- A keynote on the False Claims Act and much needed amendments by Senator Charles “Chuck” Grassley.
The recently posted video from NWC combines all of these components for viewing ease and offers the opportunity to experience this event to those who are not on LinkedIn or did not RSVP for the event. NWC is incredibly proud to share this educational content with the public as it plans for its annual National Whistleblower Day celebration which will be three days this year – from July 28 through July 30.
Originally passed in 1863, the False Claims Act (FCA), also known as the “Lincoln Law”, is the most powerful tool to combat fraud against the government. Senator Grassley is the architect of the crucial 1986 FCA amendments, which have empowered the government to recover more than $70 billion dollars from fraudsters.
Though Fiscal Year 2021 was the second largest ever for FCA recoveries, awards to whistleblowers are in a freefall, due in part to confusion after a 2016 Supreme Court decision. To fix this situation, Senator Grassley has introduced a new set of amendments which aim to ensure the FCA continues to be the best tool to fight fraud against the government and protect taxpayer dollars.
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