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May 22, 2014

By Danielle Brian

House Passes Weak Tea; NSA Reform Lacks Transparency



NSA Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a weakened version of the USA FREEDOM Act. Unfortunately, it omits critical government reporting requirements included in the original USA FREEDOM Act.

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Topics: National Security

May 21, 2014

By Ethan Rosenkranz

What's Happening With the Biggest Bill of the Year



Missile Defense This week, the House of Representatives is considering its annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $600 billion in national security spending and sets defense policies for Fiscal Year 2015.

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Topics: National Security

April 10, 2014

By Christine Anderson

The 25th Anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act



whistleblowers2 On the 25th anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act, POGO looks at current whistleblower law issues.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 13, 2014

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Coalition Applauds Committee Vote to Extend Whistleblower Rights



Government Accountability The Steering Committee for the Make It Safe Coalition of more than 50 NGOs supporting whistleblower rights applauds yesterday's passage of the All Circuit Review Extension Act by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

September 6, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Sen. Grassley Writes White House to Protect Whistleblowers



The White House In a letter to President Obama, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) pushed for clarification of a recent court ruling that would strip many federal employees of their civil service rights and whistleblower protections.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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