Another big legislative announcement! We received word today that the False Claims Act Amendments Act of 2007 has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Howard Berman. The bill number is HR. 4854.
This bill is designed to be companion legislation for the False Claims Act Correction Act of 2007, which was introduced in the Senate in September of this year by Senators Grassley, Leahy, Durbin and Specter. The legislation is intended to correct loopholes in the False Claims Act, a law which permits private citizens to file suit against contractors who defraud the federal government.
The NWLDEF and the National Whistleblower Center fully support this legislation, and urge Congressional Leaders to make it a priority when they return from recess.