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H.R. 2196: To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2196 amends the Whistleblower Protection Act to allow whistleblowers outside the intelligence community to make disclosures of classified information to any supervisor in the employee’s direct chain of command, up to and including the head of the employing agency. This includes the Director of National Intelligence and the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. Under current law, classified disclosures to supervisors are not protected.

Sponsor and status

Steve Russell

Sponsor. Representative for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Apr 27, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Oct 11, 2017

This bill passed in the House on October 11, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

39% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 27, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 2, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 6, 2017
 
On House Schedule

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Oct 10, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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Oct 11, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2196 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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