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H.R. 69: Thoroughly Investigating Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 69 reauthorizes the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and makes changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of OSC operations. Major provisions of H.R. 69 include:

Reauthorization of OSC:

Section 2 of the bil amends the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 to reauthorize through FY2020 the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency tasked with protecting federal employees, former employees, and applicants for employment from prohibited personnel practices, which include but are not limited to discrimination, nepotism, and whistleblower retaliation ...

Sponsor and status

Rod Blum

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

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2017
Length: 11 pages

Jan 3, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 4, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 4, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 3, 2017

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Jan 4, 2017
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. 69 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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