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S. 795 (114th): A bill to enhance whistleblower protection for contractor and grantee employees.

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. S. 795, “A bill to enhance whistleblower protection for contractor ... Continue reading »

Overview

Introduced:

Mar 18, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 14, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 14, 2016.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-261

Sponsor:

Claire McCaskill

Senior Senator from Missouri

Democrat

Text:

Read Text »
Last Updated: Dec 7, 2016
Length: 2 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 5920: Whistleblower Protections for Contractors Act

Ordered Reported on Sep 15, 2016. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Mar 18, 2015
 
Introduced

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Feb 10, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

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Feb 10, 2016
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Jun 7, 2016
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Jun 23, 2016
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 5, 2016
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 14, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 795 (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.

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