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Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act

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A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to modify provisions relating to whistleblower incentives and protection, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/23/2019Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
09/23/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (6)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 09/23/2019
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]* 09/23/2019
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]* 09/23/2019
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 12/03/2019
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] 12/09/2019
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] 01/09/2020

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry09/23/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (09/23/2019)

Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act

This bill expands whistleblower protections with regard to commodities and securities law violations. Specifically, the bill extends protections from retaliation to individuals who (1) assist in a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) or in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation of these violations, (2) make disclosures that are required or protected under any law subject to the CFTC's or the SEC's jurisdiction, or (3) provide information to supervisors or other employees with the authority to investigate potential misconduct. Currently, these protections apply only to individuals who report information directly to the CFTC or the SEC.

The bill also provides for the processing of these whistleblower awards no later than one year after the deadline to file a claim.