Washington, D.C. July 28, 2017. Members of Congress and company leaders honored whistleblowers at the other day’s National Whistleblower Day Celebration. The occasion was hosted by the National Whistleblower Center, the country’s leading whistleblower advocacy group. Strong bipartisan assistance for whistleblowers appeared from both Members of Congress and the firm leader in presence.
The event supplied a chance for Members of Congress, firm leaders, whistleblower supporters and the whistleblower neighborhood to acknowledge whistleblowers, who risk their professions and track records by reporting waste, scams, and abuse to the correct authorities to promote responsibility, stability, sincerity, fairness, and openness. It was likewise a chance to go to the work that must be done to guarantee whistleblowers are effectively incentivized and safeguarded.
Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko released a wrap-up of the occasion here: On National Whistleblower Day, Congress praises those who speak fact to power (Audio). (Text here).
National Whistleblower Day celebrates the passage of the very first whistleblower law, a resolution signed all by the Continental Congress in 1778. National Whistleblower Center Executive Director and author Stephen M. Kohn discovered this law throughout the research. “The Founding Fathers got it. Whistleblowers who offer details to the suitable authorities need to be safeguarded. The Founding Fathers passed a law and assigned funds to secure the very first whistleblowers, we anticipate our present Congress to do the exact same,” Kohn stated.
Keynote speakers consisted of:
Members of Congress: Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), the Co-Chairs of your home Whistleblower Protection Caucus, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Rod Blum (R-IA) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), member of your home Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Firm Leaders: Lee Martin– Director of the IRS Office of the Whistleblower, Michael Horrowitz– Inspector General for the United States Department of Justice, Henry Kerner governmental candidate for U.S. Special Counsel, and John Cruden– previous Assistant Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division.