Drain the Swamp: U.S. House Passes Rep. Blum's Whistleblower Protection Bill

H.R. 69 Reauthorizes Office of Special Counsel

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Washington, DC, January 4, 2017 | comments

Today the House of Representatives unanimously approved Congressman Rod Blum’s legislation to protect whistleblowers in the federal government by reauthorizing the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) through 2021. 

The Office of Special Counsel is responsible for protecting federal employees from retaliation for whistleblowing on violations of law, mismanagement of funds, abuse of authority, or other prohibited practices within the federal government.

“By passing this legislation on the second day of the new Congress, the House showed we are serious about draining the swamp by protecting those with the courage to blow the whistle on abuse and mismanagement in our government,” said Congressman Blum. “Whistleblowers play a key role in cleaning up Washington and promoting good stewardship of hardworking Americans’ tax dollars, and this legislation ensures that OSC has the tools and resources it needs to do its job.”

WATCH: Rep. Blum speaks in support of H.R. 69

Rod Blum is the Republican Congressman in Iowa’s 1st District.

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