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August 11, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Veterans Affairs Response to Alleged Whistleblowers Still Worrying



Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington DC The firing of the Washington, D.C. veterans’ medical center director provides the first test of a new Department of Veterans Affairs accountability and whistleblower protection law.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

August 9, 2017

By Jean Carlos Baez Rosario

Civil Servants Exposed To Retaliation Under Bipartisan VA Bill



Photo of President Trump after signing the Deptartment of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act 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.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

August 3, 2017

By Albert Chen

Senators Question Activist Investor’s Influence on Regulation of AIG



AIG Building Senators’ letter raises questions about prominent investor and special adviser to President Trump Carl Icahn’s influence over the regulation of AIG.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Financial Sector

July 31, 2017

By Christine Ostrosky

Levin Center Releases Video Tutorials on Conducting Oversight



Elise Bean and Zack Schram The Levin Center at Wayne Law released a series of videos on how to conduct Congressional oversight investigations.

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Topics: Government Accountability

July 28, 2017

By Peter Tyler

End to Limits Placed On Congressional Oversight?



Sen. Chuck Grassley Senator Grassley received letters from the Administration indicating that the Office of Legal Counsel’s restrictive interpretation regarding federal agencies’ responses to Congressional oversight inquiries may be at an end.

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Topics: Government Accountability

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