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H.R. 4267 (111th): Military Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 10, 2009 (Introduced).

Source: GPO



1st Session

H. R. 4267


December 10, 2009

(for himself, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Olson, Mr. Culberson, Ms. Granger, Mr. McCaul, and Mr. Aderholt) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


To amend title 10, United States Code, to extend whistleblower protections to a member of the Armed Forces who alerts Department of Defense investigation or law enforcement organizations, a person or organization in the member’s chain of command, and certain other persons or entities about the potentially dangerous ideologically based threats or actions of another member against United States interests or security.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Military Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.


Protected communications by members of the Armed Forces and prohibition of retaliatory personnel actions

Section 1034(c)(2) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:


Ideologically based threats or actions of another member that the member providing the information reasonably believes could be counterproductive or detrimental to United States interests or security.