July 20, 2017
The Honorable Charles E. Grassley
Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary
135 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Grassley,
On behalf of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), I would like to sincerely thank you for introducing the Whistleblower Appreciation Day resolution for 2017.
POGO is an independent nonprofit that has, for 35 years, investigated and exposed corruption and misconduct in order to achieve a more accountable federal government. As such, our organization is deeply committed to protecting whistleblowers within the federal government and its contractors. We know that blowing the whistle on the federal government often comes at a great personal and professional cost, which is why we commend you for leading efforts to celebrate whistleblowers on the national stage.
While there is much work to be done, it is encouraging to see the bipartisan Whistleblower Protection Caucus pausing to recognize and champion the men and women who blow the whistle to improve our country.
We support this resolution and applaud you for your leadership on this important issue.