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S. 585: Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

S. 585 provides additional protections to Federal employees who are retaliated against for disclosing waste, fraud, and abuse in the Federal government. Specifically, the legislation increases protections for federal employees, increases awareness of federal whistleblower protections, and increases accountability and requires discipline for supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers.

The bill provides enhanced protections and expedites investigations of instances in which probationary federal employees are fired for whistleblowing; enacts reforms to ensure that managers who retaliate against whistleblowers are held accountable; provides the Office of Special Counsel with adequate access to ...

Sponsor and status

Ron Johnson

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Wisconsin. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 18, 2017
Length: 8 pages
Introduced:

Mar 8, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 26, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 26, 2017.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-73

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 3042: Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

Introduced on Jun 23, 2017. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Mar 8, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 15, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 4, 2017
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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May 25, 2017
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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.

Oct 5, 2017
 
On House Schedule

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

Oct 10, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Oct 12, 2017
 
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.

Oct 26, 2017
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 585 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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