Whistleblower Advocates Oppose Senate Bill

A number of prominent national security whistleblowers and advocacy groups released a letter today opposing the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (S. 372) until corrections are made to the national security provisions. The letter, addressed to Senators Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security explains how the bill rolls back existing whistleblower protection and expands the state secrets privilege. This bill breaks promises made by both President Obama and the Senate to strengthen whistleblower rights. The letter makes it clear that these whistleblower advocates are not willing to risk sending these dangerous national security provisions to conference before they are fixed – they must be corrected now.

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