S. 794: A bill to extend whistleblower protections for defense contractor employees to employees of contractors of the elements of the intelligence community.

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 ...

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Overview

Introduced:

Mar 18, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Mar 18, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 18, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Claire McCaskill

Senior Senator from Missouri

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015
Length: 4 pages

Prognosis:

1% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

History

Mar 18, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 794 is 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.

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