HR2196: To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.

By | April 30, 2018
Seal of the United States Intelligence Community

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Expands the list of people to whom a whistleblower may disclose information.

Official Summary

This bill expands the list of individuals to whom a whistleblower may disclose information evidencing a violation of law, gross mismanagement, waste of funds, abuse of authority, or danger to public health or safety to include such whistleblower’s immediate supervisor or agency head, the Director of National Intelligence, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, or an employee designated to receive such disclosures.

Passed House
2017-10-11
Passed Senate
Signed by President
Became Public Law

Amendments

None.

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5]

Cosponsors: Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7], Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8], Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27]

Votes

Passed House by voice vote.

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