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SA 1000. Mr. GRASSLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1082, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize and amend the prescription drug user fee provisions, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
TITLE__FDA EMPLOYEE PROTECTIONS


SEC. __01. SHORT TITLE.
This title may be cited as the ``FDA Employee Rights Protection Act''.
SEC. __02. EMPLOYEES' RIGHT TO PETITION CONGRESS.
The right of all employees of the Food and Drug Administration, individually or collectively, to petition Congress or a Member of Congress, or to furnish information to either House of Congress, or to a committee or Member thereof, shall not be interfered with or denied by any employee of the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, or any other employee of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
SEC. X03. PENALTIES.
Any individual who intentionally or willfully obstructs, impedes, or otherwise interferes with an employee's right to furnish information as described in section __02 shall be subject to a fine of not less than $10,000 per violation, or imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both.



(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on May 1, 2007.)