For Immediate Release
89 Groups Tell the House S. 372 Is a Good Deal for Whistleblowers and Taxpayers
WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) and a broad
coalition of more than 89 groups, including the National Taxpayers
Union, the Government Accountability Project, and the American
Federation of Government Employees sent a strong letter of support for
Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (S. 372) to members of the
House of Representatives.
The House could vote on the bill as early as tomorrow on these
critical reforms to federal whistleblower protections which passed the
Senate by unanimous consent last Friday. The groups are urging the House
to pass S. 372 without amendments, although the bill does not contain
every reform sought by the coalition, there is no time for additional
But one group is spearheading a disinformation campaign to kill the
bill. However, the overwhelming majority of whistleblowers, NGOs, and
whistleblower advocates support this landmark reform which represents a
true compromise between the original versions of the House and Senate
legislation. It has the support of Representatives Towns (D-NY), Issa
(R-CA), and Van Hollen (D-MD), the original sponsor of the House bill.
The White House has indicated President Obama will sign the bill.
Read the Make It Safe Coalition letter of support for S. 372.
Find out why the Make It Safe Coalition calls this bipartisan government accountability bill a good deal for whistleblowers and taxpayers.
Linked here is a letter from many of our country’s hero whistleblowers urging an end to the campaign that threatens this critical reform.
Get the facts about the concerns raised by the group seeking to derail the legislation.
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more effective, accountable, open and honest federal government.