Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has been a stalwart champ for whistleblowers since he signed up with the Senate in the early 1980s. Grassley started and supported a number of the unbelievable advances we have actually seen in whistleblower law over the previous 3 years and, together with co-sponsors from both celebrations, presented essential resolutions commemorating National Whistleblower Day for the previous 4 years.
On July 27th, 2017, Senator Grassley provided a stirring speech on the heroism of whistleblowers as a Keynote Speaker at the National Whistleblower Center’s National Whistleblower Day event on Capitol Hill. The Senator thanked whistleblowers for their service to the American people, stressing, “… Whistleblowers are patriots and heroes … We owe a fantastic financial obligation to you– the whistleblowers. We have a duty to follow your example and keep defending accountable business and liable federal government.”.
Senator Grassley likewise released a call to action to his fellow members of Congress: “Congress has to reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel and the Ombudsman programs at the workplaces of the Inspectors General. We must enhance whistleblower securities for FBI staff members and IRS whistleblowers. Congress likewise needs to do its constitutional responsibility to carry out robust oversight of the Executive Branch. That consists of oversight of matters whistleblowers report, and how companies deal with the whistleblowers.”.