OpenTheGovernment.org, Coalition Partners: Whistleblower Protections Belong in Stimulus Package

In response to an editorial in the Washington Post, OpenTheGovernment.org joined several coalition partners in releasing an open letter arguing whistleblower protections for federal employees that help eliminate waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars are rightfully attached to the massive economic stimulus package passed by the House and should be included in the final bill sent to the President’s desk. The stimulus bill authorizes the expenditure of billions of taxpayer dollars; as taxpayers, we need the best oversight possible. Whistleblower protections have been passed in regular order by both the House and the Senate in past sessions and are well-vetted by the public. It’s time to end the culture of secrecy and guarantee that the federal workforce has our support in making sure our stimulus dollars are spent honestly and effectively.

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