A bill to provide appropriate protections to probationary Federal employees, to provide the Special Counsel with adequate access to information, to provide greater awareness of Federal whistleblower protections, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Wisconsin. Republican.
Last Updated: May 26, 2016
Length: 38 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on December 9, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
3 Cosponsors (3 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Johnson Criticizes Partisan Blocking of Bill for Terminally Ill Patients”
— Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI] (Sponsor) on Sep 28, 2016
“Chairman Johnson Applauds Bipartisan Passage of VA Whistleblower Bill”
— Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI] (Sponsor) on Dec 9, 2015
Oct 1, 2015
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Dec 9, 2015
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May 26, 2016
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
Oct 26, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Enacted — Signed by the President
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 585 (115th).
S. 2127 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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