S. 241 (112th): Non-Federal Employee Whistleblower Protection Act of 2012


Jan 31, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 25, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Claire McCaskill

Senator from Missouri



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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2012
Length: 40 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to expand whistleblower protections to non-Federal employees whose disclosures involve misuse of Federal funds.

Summary (CRS)

Non-Federal Employee Whistleblower Protection Act of 2012 - Repeals and replaces provisions prohibiting reprisals against employees of civilian and defense contractors for disclosures to federal officials of information concerning a ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 31, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 25, 2012
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 241”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 1745 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 1, 2009

H.R. 6406 (Related)
Non-Federal Employee Whistleblower Protection Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 13, 2012

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