S. 795: 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 ...

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Overview

Introduced:

Mar 18, 2015

Status:

Passed House & Senate on Dec 5, 2016

This bill was passed by Congress on December 5, 2016 and goes to the President next.

Sponsor:

Claire McCaskill

Senior Senator from Missouri

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 7, 2016
Length: 2 pages

Prognosis:

99% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

History

Mar 18, 2015
 
Introduced

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.

Dec 1, 2016
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

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.

 
Signed by the President

S. 795 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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