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House OKs Bill To Strengthen Whistleblower Rights

Law360 (January 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to strengthen whistleblower protections for employees of government contractors and federal employees, including those in national security, transportation security and science.

U.S. Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Todd Platts, R-Pa., attached the legislation as an amendment to the $819 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which passed the House 244-188 on Wednesday.

The bill extends protections to the FBI, the intelligence agencies and airport baggage screeners at the Transportation Security Administration, among others. It would protect those...
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