Public Law 115-40: Follow the Rules Act

By | October 18, 2017
SEC Whistleblower Symbol

Symbol of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program. The Follow the Rules Act extends whistleblower protections to government employees who refuse to violate regulations, as well as law. Image from the SEC website.

Extends whistleblower protections to government employees who refuse to violate regulations. Previously protection only applied to those who refused to violate law.

Official Summary

Passed House
2017-05-01
Passed Senate
2017-05-25
Signed by President
2017-06-14
Became Public Law
2017-06-14

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7]

Cosponsors: Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11], Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1], Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large], Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11], Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9], Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4], Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16], Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6], Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27], Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6], Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]

Votes

Passed House: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll239.xml

Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

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