Whistleblower Network News Questionnaire

Whistleblower Network News Survey

This survey will help likely voters understand your position on strengthening laws that protect whistleblowers.

Note: If you any additional information about any of the legislation mentioned in these questions, please contact: siri.nelson@whistleblowernews.com.

The results of this survey will be made public on Friday, October 23, 2020.

  • A bipartisan bill was introduced into the Senate, improving the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. The bill would ensure that internal whistleblowers who report to corporate compliance departments are protected against retaliation. It would also require the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission to pay qualified whistleblowers within one year of the SEC collecting the sanctions from the fraudster. A copy of the law is linked here. If elected, will you support the passage of this law?
  • A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives extending whistleblower protections and incentives to persons who report illegal wildlife trafficking. The bill is linked here. If elected, will you support the passage of this law?
  • Under current law, federal employee whistleblowers cannot have their cases heard in federal district court but are required to file cases in a Presidentially- appointed board (the Merit Systems Protection Board). Federal employees who raise claims concerning discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (including retaliation cases based on race, sex, religion, and national origin) have a choice. They can either have their cases heard by an administrative agency or have their cases removed to the federal district court for a jury trial. Should federal employee whistleblowers have the same rights as other federal employees have under Title VII? Testimony on this issue is linked here. If elected, would you support legislation that gives federal employee whistleblowers the right to remove their cases to trial in the federal district court under similar rules currently applied to federal employees who file claims under Title VII?
  • A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has introduced a bill to strengthen the laws prohibiting money laundering. This bill contains a whistleblower provision (section 307). A copy of this bill is linked here. If elected, will you work to ensure that the whistleblower provision related to prohibiting money laundering, as set forth in this legislation, is approved by Congress?
  • Each year, since 2013, the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution recognizing July 30 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, highlighting America’s first whistleblower law (approved by the Founding Fathers on July 30, 1778). If elected, would you support enacting a law recognizing July 30 as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day and requiring federal agencies to call attention to whistleblowers’ contributions, as is currently recommended under the Senate Resolution? The 2020 Senate Resolution is linked here. Additional information about National Whistleblower Appreciation Day and the bi-partisan support shown for this event is linked here.
  • If you would like to make a brief statement regarding your position on protecting, incentivizing, and/or rewarding whistleblowers, please do so here

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