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Secret Hold Update - Only 13 Senators Remain!

Lindsay Bigda, February 13, 2011

Dear GAP Supporters: 

Thanks to GAP's supporters and On The Media's listeners, only 13 senators have not yet denied placing the secret hold on the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (S. 372). 

Secret Hold Update - 24 Senators Deny Action; Help Us Rule Out More!

Dylan Blaylock, January 12, 2011

Dear GAP Supporters: 

As you know, last weekend GAP and On The Media launched a campaign to identify the senator who sabotaged the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) with an anonymous "secret hold" on the final day of the last session of Congress. This legislation would stem government corruption, fraud, and wrongdoing. 

25 Senators Contacted; Seven Deny Placing Hold

Lindsay Bigda, January 10, 2011

Dear GAP Supporters: 

As you know, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) was killed by an anonymous "secret hold" by a lone senator on the final day of the last session of Congress. 

On The Media & GAP Work to Identify Senator Who Placed "Secret Hold"

Dylan Blaylock, January 08, 2011

Dear GAP Supporters: 

As you know, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) -- a critical reform that would have provided real, solid protections to federal employees who wish to speak out about wrongdoing, corruption, and fraud that they witness -- was killed by an anonymous "secret hold" by a lone senator on the final day of the last session of Congress. This action came just a few weeks after the Senate passed a stronger version of the legislation by unanimous consent -- making this action particularly underhanded. 

GAP Statement on WPEA Secret Hold

Tom Devine, December 23, 2010

The following statement regarding the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act can be attributed to GAP Legal Director Tom Devine:

“This holiday season, a Republican senator gave taxpayers a secret Scrooge. After unanimous House approval today, and unanimous Senate approval last month of a stronger bill, this evening an anonymous Republican senator killed the reform through a secret hold. The senator who sabotaged this bill should come out of the closet. Good government groups want to give him the 2010 Friend of Fraud, Waste and Abuse Award.

Criticisms of S. 372 Are Flawed and Dangerously Misleading -- the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act Should Be Passed Immediately

Shanna Devine, December 15, 2010

We’re at the crossroads of a breakthrough for free speech rights; however, there has been a divergent campaign in the 11th hour. Today, Ms. Julia Davis wrote an article titled “Kill the Bill” – referring to S. 372, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. Curiously, days earlier this same author joined a letter by whistleblowers that supports S. 372.

MacLean, Serpico Outline Need for S. 372, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Dylan Blaylock, December 15, 2010

The media support keeps coming for S. 372, Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA). The Orange County Register just put out a story outlining how GAP client and former Federal Air Marshal Robert MacLean would have benefitted from the protections outlined in S. 372.

Oversight Groups Overwhelmingly Support Passage of Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Shanna Devine, December 15, 2010

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:

Whistleblowers, 90 Groups Urge House to Approve Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Tom Devine, December 14, 2010

Yesterday, GAP and a broad coalition of more than 90 groups -- including the National Taxpayers UnionProject on Government Oversight

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