House Republicans aim to strengthen whistleblower protections

by | Mar 21, 2024

House Republicans want more protections for whistleblowers who publicly criticize the Department of Justice.

A new bill introduced by Rep. Nick Langworthy (R-NY) and supported by House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) aims to make sure DOJ whistleblowers experience a fair and expedient process.

“Unfortunately, the FBI and DOJ have a long history of quieting whistleblowers by pulling security clearances, delaying investigations and ending their careers, Langworthy told Fox News.

According to Langworthy, the Protect Whistleblowers from Retaliation Act will make sure that those who come forward can do the right thing without worrying about their future.

Jim Jordan told Fox News that there have been dozens of DOJ whistleblowers that have approached his committee alleging misconduct and political bias.

The proposed legislation would require that whistleblower retaliation investigations be completed in 240 days and place the DOJ Inspector General's office as the sole investigator.

Additionally, it would prevent the DOJ from putting in place any personnel procedures that require the removal of security clearances.

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced a 90-day pilot program earlier this month to encourage whistleblowers to share fresh and significant information.

Source: Fox News

 

 

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