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Jean Carlos Baez Rosario

Jean Carlos Baez Rosario

Intern

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Civil Servants Exposed To Retaliation Under Bipartisan VA Bill

August 9, 2017

Bipartisanship led to a bill that created a new VA whistleblower office, but its language also diminishes due process rights for civil servants. Congress needs to continue overseeing the new office and ensure VA employees do not suffer from retaliation or political purging.

One Huge Unanswered Question in Key Surveillance Debate

July 24, 2017

The intelligence community has yet to provide an estimate of US persons whose information have been collected by government surveillance programs. Meanwhile, a key internal government watchdog remains powerless to provide recommendations on the issue.

Watchdog Positions Still Vacant Under Trump Administration

June 12, 2017

The Trump administration has continued to ignore filling permanent inspectors general positions, with some vacancies lasting over two years.