Back in 2003, Bunny Greenhouse blew the whistle on no-bid contracts to Halliburton that were doled out by the Bush Administration in the run-up to the Iraq War. Since then she has suffered her share of hardships, having been harassed and demoted from her position of Chief Contracting Officer for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Ms. Greenhouse realizes though, that the only way for federal employee whistleblowers to have a chance when they blow the whistle on corruption is to have a strong whistleblower law in place — a law just like the one that Congress cut out of the stimulus bill last week.
Bunny has issued the following letter, which both supports the newly enacted whistleblower protections for state and local government employees, as well as government contractors and grant recipients, but also expresses her deep disappointment at Congress’ failure to enact comprehensive federal employee whistleblower protections. She also urges all whistleblower supporters to continue to contact their Congressional Representatives on this issue.