Today, with a stroke of his pen, President Bush ensured that over 20 million private sector employees would be protected when they report unsafe consumer goods. The protections are part of a bill that constitutes an overhaul of the Consumer Product Safety Reform Commission and places tough new regulations on manufacturers.
After hammering out the details in conference committee, Congress sent the bill to the White House on July 30. President Bush signed the bill into law despite having expressed concerns about some of the toughest provisions, including the whistleblower protections.
The National Whistleblower Center has issued a press release on this issue.
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