H.R.2196 - To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] (Introduced 04/27/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Government Reform | Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Committee Meetings:||05/02/17 10:30AM|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-342; S. Rept. 115-346|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/11/2018 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 629. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2196 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate without amendment (10/11/2018)
(Sec. 1) 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.