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H.R. 4043: Whistleblower Protection Extension Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4043 amends the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 by eliminating a sunset so all Inspector General (IG) offices will permanently have the authority to designate whistleblower protection ombudsmen. Additionally, the bill amends the functions and name of the whistleblower ombudsman in the Inspector General Act of 1978 and requires additional reporting by IGs, agencies, and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.

Included in the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012, the ombudsman pilot program directs agency inspectors general to designate an ombudsman to ...

Sponsor and status

Rod Blum

Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Length: 8 pages

Oct 12, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 6, 2018

This bill passed in the House on March 6, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


53% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Oct 12, 2017

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Nov 2, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jan 11, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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Mar 2, 2018
On House Schedule

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Mar 6, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 4043 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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