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Senate Committee Vote on S. 743, Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, Scheduled for Tomorrow

Shanna Devine, October 18, 2011

The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2011, S. 743, is scheduled for a mark-up tomorrow by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Today, GAP and several leading groups within the Make It Safe Coalition sent a letter to Chairman Lieberman and Ranking Member Collins of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, supporting passage of S. 743, when it is considered during tomorrow's committee meeting.

Passage of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2011 now is an opportunity for you to prove your commitment to tackling waste and increasing accountability to American taxpayers. Federal workers serving our country deserve these protections and enforceable remedies when they disclose wrongdoing.

The Senate introduced this legislation in April 2011, after being blocked from passage last Congress by one anonymous hold.

The mark-up takes place tomorrow, October 19, at 10:00 am in SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building.


Shanna Devine is Legislative Campaign Coordinator for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.