My client Bunnatine "Bunny" Greenhouse has issued a letter to the American public asking them to support the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA). Her letter comes on the eve of her testimony tomorrow to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 10:00 am at Hearing Room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
"I will be explaining how whistleblower protection is essential to deter contractor fraud and wasteful military spending," Bunny says. The first time Bunny testified to members of Congress, she explained how Army brass pressured her to approve no-bid contracts for Halliburton, and how she objected. After she testified, she was stripped of her position in the Army Corp of Engineers’ Senior Executive Service, as the Procurement Executive. Here is a photo of Bunny, with her lawyers, Michael D. Kohn and David Colapinto.
"I am doing everything I can to persuade Congress that whistleblowers deserve protection, but I cannot do it alone!" Bunny adds. "Please contact Congress and tell them that true oversight and accountability that this nation and the world needs now cannot exist without protection for all federal employees. I trust that you will pass this letter on to your friends, coworkers, and community groups to let them know that now is the time to act to protect all federal employees."
For 30 years, federal agencies have successfully lobbied against protecting federal employee whistleblowers. We need to make sure that they are not successful this time! As President Obama said, "We can do it!" So please contact President Obama and tell him not to be pushed by the agency bureaucrats who are hostile to change and want to leave federal employees unprotected.
The House Committee typically provides live video of its hearings. Stay tuned.