The House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises passed a bill that severely dwindles protection for whistleblowers on Thursday. The bill necessitates the whistleblower to confront the enterprise in question before going to a regulatory agency and has the support of many lobbyists including the US Chamber of Commerce. Many critics believe the bill makes it easier for firms to retaliate against whistleblowers. Kathleen McClellan, attorney for the Government Accountability Project, joins us to explore how this bill could make whistleblower rights vanish completely.
Whistleblowers improvement act to weaken #whistleblowers rights?Posted: February 18, 2012 in Intelligence, Politics, The People's History
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