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View Diary: Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act Passes: Guess Who's Left Out? (34 comments)

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    Despite years of leading whistleblower advocate organizations Project On Government Oversight and Government Accountability Project lobbying Congress to write into this bill a provision that would stop agencies from canceling out whistleblower protections using their unclassified secrecy regulations and/or rules, i.e., the Transportation Security Administration's "Sensitive Security Information":

    No such provision made it into the final bill.

    This is evidence that both the House and Senate UNANIMOUSLY agreed with the Republican coauthor of the House version, Rep. Todd Russell Platts, that no such provision was needed due to the fact that such protections have been in place for over three decades. Rep. Platts speech on the House floor, "[the Civil Service Reform Act] has been the law since 1978, and it continues to be the law."

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