S. 508 (100th): Whistleblower Protection Act of 1988

A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to strengthen the protections available to Federal employees against prohibited personnel practices, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Overview

Introduced:

Feb 5, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Status:

Pocket Vetoed on Oct 26, 1988

This bill was pocket vetoed on October 26, 1988.

Sponsor:

Carl Levin

Senator from Michigan

Democrat

History

Feb 5, 1987
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 19, 1988
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Aug 2, 1988
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 4, 1988
 
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Oct 7, 1988
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 26, 1988
 
Pocket Vetoed

The President pocked-vetoed the bill, which means the bill is dead and Congress does not have an opportunity to override the veto.

S. 508 (100th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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