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Amendments to H.R. 2988 – Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act of 2021

Each amendment receives up to 10 minutes of debate. Each En Bloc receives up to 20 minutes of debate.

En Bloc #1, Maloney (D-NY): VOTE REQUESTED

Auchincloss (D-MA) – Amendment No. 1 – Requires GAO to conduct within four years of enactment a study that at a minimum examines the timeliness of MSPB whistleblower complaint rulings, reports on the rate of whistleblowers opting for a district court trial, and offers recommendations for MSPB to make improvements to its whistleblower complaint review process

Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 2 -Directs each Office of Inspector General to establish and maintain a mechanism to receive anonymous whistleblower information that conforms to specified requirements to ensure and maintain anonymity

Porter (D-CA) – Amendment No. 3 – Creates new reporting requirement for Inspectors General to provide to Congress the number of instances in which their Office did not resolve a whistleblower retaliation complaint within 8 months after receiving the complaint

Spanberger (D-VA) – Amendment No. 4 – Adds language to allow whistleblowers to challenge adverse security clearance actions through the same adjudication process used for other whistleblower retaliation complaints