H.R. 1064 To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.

US House of Representatives

To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients. This bill modifies whistle-blower protections for federal employees or applicants who disclose classified national security information, or other protected information, that evidences wrongdoing. Currently, it is unlawful to retaliate against a federal employee for disclosing classified or protected information of wrongdoing to one of the following recipients: (1) the Office of Inspector General of their agency, (2) the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, or (3) a designated agency employee. This bill expands the list of recipients to whom a federal employee may make a protected disclosure to include a supervisor in the employee's direct chain of command.

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Rep. Katie Hill [D, CA-25]

Introduced on Feb 7, 2019

2 co-sponsors

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