H.R. 25 (101st): Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989


Jan 3, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Enacted as S. 20 (companion bill)

Patricia Schroeder

Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district


See Instead:

S. 20 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Apr 10, 1989

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

1/3/1989--Introduced.Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 - Separates the Office of Special Counsel from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Empowers the Special Counsel to represent and act as legal counsel on ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 3, 1989

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 25”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (12D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 25 (100th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 22, 1987

S. 20 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Apr 10, 1989

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