Whistleblower Advocacy Organizations Support False Claims Act Amendments

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Whistleblower Advocacy Organizations Support False Claims Act Amendments

WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 26, 2021 — Today, National Whistleblower Center (NWC), Taxpayers Against Fraud, Project on Government Oversight, and Government Accountability Project sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of recently introduced legislation to strengthen the False Claims Act (FCA), the U.S. Government’s most powerful tool against fraud.

Siri Nelson, NWC Executive Director, said, “I am so grateful for the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senators Richard Durbin and Charles Grassley for putting forward these critically-needed amendments to the False Claims Act. Our organizations believe this legislation will continue the success of the False Claims Act and protect and reward whistleblowers for years to come. It is always great to see the whistleblower community come together in support of increased protections for whistleblowers!”

Senator Charles Grassley, experts from NWC, Taxpayers Against Fraud, Project on Government Oversight, and Government Accountability Project, and more whistleblower advocates will participate in NWC’s 2021 National Whistleblower Day celebration. RSVP for National Whistleblower Day 2021 held July 28th to the 30th to hear from these incredible speakers as they discuss strengthening whistleblower protections and the future of whistleblowing in the United States.

The letter, addressed to Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), highlighted three critical FCA provisions to support whistleblowers:

  1. Clarify the materiality standard;
  2. Clarify when the government may dismiss whistleblower cases; and
  3. Clarify that the FCA provides anti-retaliation protection to former employees.

For more information, please contact Nick Younger at nick.younger@whistleblowers.org.

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