Sen. Committee OKs Extended Fed. Whistleblower Aid

Law360, New York (July 29, 2009, 9:20 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a law designed to protect federal employees who report wrongdoing and corruption by extending protection to employees at national intelligence agencies and allowing many whistleblowers to bring major claims to jury trial.

After months of negotiations, the bipartisan vote by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to advance the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009 will provide most federal whistleblowers with fully supported federal court access and jury trials if they are retaliated against for exposing...
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