Text: H.R.4147 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (08/02/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4147


To amend section 4712 of title 41, United States Code, to clarify the inclusion of subcontractors and subgrantees for whistleblower protection.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 2019

Mr. Connolly (for himself, Mr. Meadows, and Mr. Gibbs) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


A BILL

To amend section 4712 of title 41, United States Code, to clarify the inclusion of subcontractors and subgrantees for whistleblower protection.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Whistleblower Expansion Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Clarification of whistleblower protection for subcontractors and subgrantees.

(a) Amendments.—Section 4712 of title 41, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a), by striking “or grantee” each place it appears and inserting “grantee, or subgrantee”;

(2) in subsection (b)(1), by striking “contractor or grantee” and inserting “contractor, subcontractor, grantee, or subgrantee”;

(3) in subsection (c), by striking “contractor or grantee” each place it appears and inserting “contractor, subcontractor, grantee, or subgrantee”;

(4) in subsection (d), by striking “subcontractors, and grantees” and inserting “subcontractors (at any tier), grantees, and subgrantees (at any tier)”;

(5) in subsection (f), by striking “or grantee” each place it appears and inserting “grantee, or subgrantee”;

(6) by inserting “(at any tier)” after “subcontractor”; and

(7) by inserting “(at any tier)” after “subgrantee”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by this Act shall apply as though enacted with Public Law 114–261 on December 14, 2016.