This morning the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), a leading taxpayer advocacy organization, sent a “vote alert” on S. 372, The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. The alert urges all Members in the House of Representatives to support passage of this taxpayer safeguarding measure:
S. 372 must be enacted now; it represents admirable progress toward ensuring that those with credible information about fiscal mismanagement in the federal government are protected from retaliation
This alert is just one of the latest from over 90 good government groups that support the passage of this critical legislation.
NTU points out that other fiscal responsibility measures passed in the 111th Congress, such as the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, remain incomplete without adequate protections for federal employees to disclose violations of law, and it is taxpayers that pay the price:
For the better part of a decade, one of those missing reforms – comprehensive whistleblower protections – has stalled despite the best efforts of citizen groups across the political spectrum. All the while, taxpayers have been treated to a lamentable litany of fiscal scandals, even as whistleblower provisions for non-federal workers were strengthened.