Whistleblower Law Blog

Whistleblower Retaliation Protection for Congressional Staff Languishes in Senate Committee

According to an article in Politico, the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) has yet to be reported to the full Senate and continues to languish in the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.  Similar to the Whistleblower Protection Act which protects most federal employees who blow the whistle on illegal activity from retaliation, the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act would extend the same retaliation protection to congressional staff who report illegal activity occurring within Congress. 

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