About the bill
Edward Snowden shocked the world in 2013 with millions of leaked documents from the National Security Agency (NSA) revealing classified technological capabilities for mass surveillance. Yet because Snowden was a government contractor through the company Booz Allen Hamilton rather than a government employee, whistleblower protections are not available to him.
A related bill, S. 795, “A bill to enhance whistleblower protection for contractor and grantee employees,” would add protections for contractors in almost every area except the intelligence community. It passed the Senate. This bill, introduced by the same senator ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Missouri. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015
Length: 4 pages
Mar 18, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on March 18, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Mar 18, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
S. 794 (114th) was a 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.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
How to cite this information.
We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:
Civic Impulse. (2017). S. 794 — 114th Congress: A bill to extend whistleblower protections for defense contractor employees to employees of contractors of ... Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s794
“S. 794 — 114th Congress: A bill to extend whistleblower protections for defense contractor employees to employees of contractors of ...” www.GovTrack.us. 2015. November 21, 2017 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s794>
|title=S. 794 (114th)
|accessdate=November 21, 2017
|author=114th Congress (2015)
|date=March 18, 2015
|quote=A bill to extend whistleblower protections for defense contractor employees to employees of contractors of ...
Where is this information from?
GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.