By BRYAN RAHIJA
Over thirty whistleblowers renewed the call for Congress and President Obama to enact enhanced whistleblower protections in an open letter sent today.
"As the Fourth of July approaches, your inaction in this Congress after many promises for greater protection of our patriotic federal whistleblowers and taxpayers is a disservice to our nation," the whistleblowers wrote. "The House has not even introduced a successor bill to the reform that last December 22 passed by unanimous consent."
The reform the whistleblowers are referring to, of course, would be the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2010, which, despite passing both chambers of Congress last December, was thwarted at the last minute by an anonymous hold.
Although we know much has been happening behind the scenes to educate new Members of Congress and make passage of the reform possible under a new House majority, we too share the frustration of the whistleblowers. It's high time for Congress to act.
Bryan Rahija edits POGO's blog.