Whistleblower update

Friday, January 07, 2011


On December 22nd, in the face of overwhelming bipartisan support, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act was killed at the last minute when a mystery Senator placed what’s called an anonymous hold on the bill. Tom Devine, of the Government Accountability Project, talks to us about the killing of the bill, and what you, the listener, can do about it. Click HERE to help us smoke out the mystery senator.

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Whistle Blowers have helped the Justice Department recover $2.5 BILLION in health care fraud last year. The big-ticket settlements came mostly from Pfizer, AstraZenica and Novartis. Perhaps the 'mystery senator' who anonymously scuttled the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act is "beholden" to the drug companies. Food for thought.

Jan. 31 2011 11:09 AM
Michaela Phaneuf from Dover New Hampshire

Senator Judd Gregg (R) NH was on his way out of office when this bill was killed. He had decided to retire many months before. Gregg is mainly concerned with economics, and is certainly not overly-concerned with free speech. Is it possible he could have killed the bill as a favor or as a last act and then retired from public life? Is there anyway we as constituents can have access to our senators to inquire about past actions if they are not current senators?

Jan. 25 2011 12:11 PM
Denis Sharon from Connecticut, U.S.A.

I've been credited with having a healthy imagination but cannot imagine an ethical motive behind an effort to oppose this bill.

Jan. 07 2011 04:52 PM

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