IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 6, 2019
Ms. Duckworth introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To amend the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to clarify whistleblower rights and protections, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Whistleblower Protection Act of 2019.
Definition of person
Section 211(a)(2) of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5851(a)(2)) is amended—
by redesignating subparagraphs (A) through (G) as clauses (i) through (vii), respectively, and indenting the clauses appropriately;
in the matter preceding clause (i) (as so redesignated), by striking the paragraph designation and all that follows through
includes— and inserting the following:
In this section:
by adding at the end the following:
a person (as defined in section 11 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2014));
the Commission; and
the Department of Energy.