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


Feb 5, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988


Pocket Vetoed on Oct 26, 1988

This bill was pocket vetoed on October 26, 1988.


Carl Levin

Senator from Michigan


About the bill

Full Title

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.

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Related Bills

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S. 2014 (99th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 1986

S. 20 (101st) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Apr 10, 1989

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 508” means this is a Senate 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.

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Feb 5, 1987
Reported by Committee
May 19, 1988
Passed Senate
Aug 2, 1988
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House with Changes
Oct 4, 1988
Senate Agreed to Changes
Oct 7, 1988
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Pocket Vetoed
Oct 26, 1988


22 cosponsors (17D, 5R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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