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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

July 23, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Critical Votes on Savings at the Pentagon Today



Government Accountability This year there are more opportunities to cut unnecessary spending in the Defense Appropriations Act than there has been in a very long time.

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Topics: National Security

July 19, 2013

By Jana Persky

Time to Cut Iraq and Afghanistan Spending



National Security As the House's version of the defense appropriations bill is cobbled together, Congress should vote in favor of an amendment to eliminate approximately $3.5 billion of funding that the Pentagon neither wants, needs nor requested.

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Topics: National Security

July 10, 2013

By Jana Persky

Congress Should Stop Funding Unneeded Nuclear Programs



B61 Bomb The House is voting today on two amendments that will cut funding two nuclear programs that Project On Government Oversight has spoken out against in the past.

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Topics: National Security

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