For Immediate Release
Former Federal Procurement Executive Will Testify At House Hearing On Federal Employee Whistleblower Protection
WASHINGTON - On Thursday May 14th at 10 AM,
the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will be holding
a hearing "Protecting the Public from Waste, Fraud and Abuse: H.R.
1507, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009." Bunnatine ("Bunny") H. Greenhouse,
the highest-ranking procurement official in the Army Corp of Engineers
to oppose the no-bid, cost-plus contracts to Halliburton for the
reconstruction of Iraq will be testifying in her personal capacity in
support of the legislation.
Ms. Greenhouse, a vocal supporter of whistleblower rights, has written a new letter urging Americans to contact Congress and President Obama. In her letter,
Ms. Greenhouse explains that despite being stripped from her position
following her first testimony before Congress, she decided to testify
again because "all employees who report improprieties and waste, fraud,
abuse of taxpayer dollars should be protected from retaliation."
David K. Colapinto,
General Counsel of the National Whistleblowers Center, will also be
testifying at the hearing. Mr. Colapinto will be explaining why
national security whistleblowers need protection and how they can be
protected without jeopardizing national security.
visit the National Whistleblowers Center website: www.whistleblowers.org for a
list of hearing witnesses and links to written testimony, transcripts, and a live feed of the hearing.
Since 1988, the NWC and attorneys associated with it have supported whistleblowers in the courts and before Congress and achieved victories for environmental protection, government contract fraud, nuclear safety and government and corporate accountability.