The Senate will be marking up its version of the
Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of
2009 (S. 372) this Wednesday. Now is the time to
contact your Senators and President Obama and
ask them to support adding jury trials for all
federal employees, including national security
You can watch the Senate markup live starting at
10:00 a.m. on Wednesday from the National
Whistleblowers Center homepage. You can also
follow the markup on Twitter @ StopFraud. NWC
General Counsel David K. Colapinto will provide
his expert analysis and commentary on how the
Senate markups affect the strength of the
whistleblower protections in this legislation.
Please pass this message on to your friends and
family. We need the Senate and President Obama
to know that the American public wants all federal
employees to be protected when they report waste,
fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars.
Senate Markup On Whistleblower Bill Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 11:14 AM
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National Whistleblowers Center
3238 P Street, NW
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Stephen M. Kohn (202) 342-6980
David K. Colapinto (202) 342-6980
Lindsey M. Williams (202) 342-1903
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENATE MARKUP OF WHISTLEBLOWER BILL TOMORROW AT 10:00 A.M.
Washington, D.C. July 27, 2009. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will be marking up its version of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009 (S. 372). The markup will be held in Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 342 at 10:00 a.m.
In a statement issued on behalf of the National Whistleblower Center, Executive Director Stephen M. Kohn stated: “We urge the Senate to amend S. 372 to include key protections contained in the House version of the bill (H.R. 1507). The House bill covers for all federal employees and ensures that federal workers can have their case heard in court by a jury of their peers. The House bill also ends the 30 year old exclusion which blocked national security whistleblowers from protections.”
During the presidential campaign, the Obama campaign endorsed the House bill, as did numerous other leading candidates, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Arkansas Governor Michael Huckabee.
NWC General Counsel David K. Colapinto will provide expert analysis and commentary on how the Senate markups affect the strength of the whistleblower protections in this legislation on Twitter @ StopFraud. Mr. Colapinto has represented federal employee whistleblowers for over 20 years and has been actively involved in the legislative development of both bills.