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World Bank Lending to Africa Plummets

March 14, 2007
Impossible for Bank to Provide Quality Projects in Final Quarter to Match Last Year’s Output

(Washington, D.C.) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has learned that through the first nine months of fiscal year 2007 (FY 2007), the World Bank’s lending to poor African countries has plummeted relative to the amount lent through the same time period last year. The lending lapse has occurred despite Bank president Paul Wolfowitz’ frequent public statements that the region is his top priority.

House Approves Landmark Whistleblower Legislation

March 14, 2007
331-94 Vote Sufficient to Overcome Threatened Veto

(Washington, D.C.) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) hailed this evening’s House of Representatives floor vote approving H.R. 985, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, legislation that overhauls federal whistleblower law. The vote was 229-0 by Democrats, and 102-94 among Republicans. 

House Set to Vote on Landmark Whistleblower Legislation

March 13, 2007
Protections Outlined for Federal Contractors, Baggage Handlers, and National Security Agents;
Floor Vote Expected Wednesday or Thursday

(Washington, D.C.) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) applauds the leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives for scheduling a floor vote for Wednesday, March 14 or Thursday, March 15 on H.R. 985, the “Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007.” 

Reviewer of World Bank Integrity Office Wrong Choice

March 01, 2007
Reviewer of World Bank Integrity Office Wrong Choice
GAP Cites Conflict of Interest

Wolfowitz Takes Actions to Gear Up World Bank for Iraq

February 16, 2007
Inside Sources States Board Members Opposed

(Washington, D.C.) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has learned from inside sources that World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz is currently negotiating a contract with a new resident Iraq Country Director. This step strongly suggests that Wolfowitz intends to expand Bank-funded projects there dramatically in the near future, despite the deteriorating security situation and recent disclosures of massive corruption in “reconstruction” efforts. 

House Committee Unanimously Approves Whistleblower Protections

February 14, 2007

(Washington, D.C.) – By a unanimous 28-0 vote today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved landmark legislation to overhaul the law protecting federal government whistleblowers. Lead sponsors for H.R. 985, the “Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007,” include Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA), Ranking Member Tom Davis (R-VA), and Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA).

House Hearing on Drug Safety Highlights GAP Clients

February 12, 2007
Panels to Focus on Ketek, FDA Lapses in Protecting the Public

House Committee Set to Approve Landmark Whistleblower Rights Legislation

February 12, 2007
Hearing Set for Tomorrow Morning; Passage would set "Gold Standard” for Whistleblower Rights 

(Washington, D.C.) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) applauds the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for advancing the most significant whistleblower rights legislation in U.S. history. 

GAP Petitions DOL to Stop Employment Ban Clauses

February 07, 2007
Nuclear, Environmental Workers Blacklisted in Settlement Agreements


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