S. 20 (101st): Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989

This was a vote to pass S. 20 (101st) in the Senate.

The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, Pub.L. 101-12 as amended, is a United States federal law that protects federal whistleblowers who work for the government and report agency misconduct. A federal agency violates the Whistleblower Protection Act if agency authorities take (or threaten to take) retaliatory personnel action against any employee or applicant because of disclosure of information by that employee or applicant. Whistleblowers may file complaints that they believe reasonably evidences a violation of a law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; an abuse of authority; or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.

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Congress
101st Congress
Date
Mar 16, 1989
Chamber
Senate
Number
#24
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the Senate
Result:
Bill Passed

Totals     Democrat     Republican
  Yea 97
 
 
97%
54 43
  Nay 0
 
 
0%
0 0
Not Voting 3
 
 
3%
1 2
Required: Simple Majority source: senate.gov
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