H.R.1064 - To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25] (Introduced 02/07/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Reform | Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/12/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1064 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (02/11/2019)
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.