Examining the Treatment of Whistleblowers

Last week, I chaired a hearing to examine the treatment of whistleblowers under the current administration. The witnesses shared their stirring and heartbreaking testimony. Their compelling story clearly shows the need for more to be done to insure the proper treatment of Federal workers under the 2012 Whistleblower Protection Act.

Whistleblowers are an essential tool in uncovering misdeeds, waste, fraud, and abuse in the government. Retaliation against whistleblowers anywhere in government is unacceptable. Robert MacLean, former Federal Air Marshal, and Dr. Robert Van Boven, former Director of a Department of Veterans Affairs traumatic brain injury imaging (TBI) research center in Austin, Texas both testified as to how their lives were changed for the worse when they became whistleblowers. I asked them what advice they would give future whistleblowers; please watch their moving responses on my YouTube channel.



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