S. 795: A bill to enhance whistleblower protection for contractor and grantee employees.


Mar 18, 2015


Passed Senate on Jun 23, 2016

This bill passed in the Senate on June 23, 2016 and goes to the House next for consideration.


Claire McCaskill

Senior Senator from Missouri



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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016
Length: 4 pages


56% chance of being enacted (details)

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.

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

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Mar 18, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 10, 2016
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 23, 2016
Passed Senate

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.

Passed House

Signed by the President

This page is about 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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