S. 274 - Federal Employee Protection of Disclosures Act

Government employees. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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A bill to amend chapter 23 of title 5, United States Code, to clarify the disclosures of information protected from prohibited personnel practices, require a statement in nondisclosure policies, forms, and agreements that such policies, forms, and agreements conform with certain disclosure protections, provide certain authority for the Special Counsel, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend chapter 23 of title 5, United States Code, to clarify the disclosures of information protected from prohibited personnel practices, require a statement in nondisclosure policies, forms, and agreements that such policies, forms, and agreements conform with certain disclosure protections, provide certain authority for the Special Counsel, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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The bill was voted on in the Senate on December 16, 2007 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on December 17, 2007.

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Federal Employee Protection of Disclosures Act

S. 274 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to amend chapter 23 of title 5, United States Code, to clarify the disclosures of information protected from prohibited personnel practices, require a statement in nondisclosure policies, forms, and agreements that such policies, forms, and agreements conform with certain disclosure protections, provide certain authority for the Special Counsel, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend chapter 23 of title 5, United States Code, to clarify the disclosures of information protected from prohibited personnel practices, require a statement in nondisclosure policies, forms, and agreements that such policies, forms, and agreements conform with certain disclosure protections, provide certain authority for the Special Counsel, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Federal Employee Protection of Disclosures Act
  • Federal Employee Protection of Disclosures Act
  • Federal Employee Protection of Disclosures Act
Sponsor
Daniel Akaka
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government employees
  • Actions and defenses
  • Administrative remedies
  • Appellate courts
  • Armed forces
  • Budgets
  • Classified defense information
  • Congress
  • Congressional investigations
  • Congressional oversight
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Congressional witnesses
  • Defense policy
  • Disciplining of employees
  • Dismissal of employees
  • Due process of law
  • Employee rights
  • Evidence (Law)
  • Executive orders
  • Federal employees
  • Government attorneys
  • Government information
  • Government paperwork
  • Governmental investigations
  • Information leaking
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure (Economics)
  • Inspectors general
  • Intelligence activities
  • Judicial review
  • Jurisdiction
  • Labor
  • Law
  • Legal fees
  • Merit Systems Protection Board
  • Office of Special Counsel
  • Parties to actions
  • Personnel management
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Promotions
  • Security clearances
  • Security measures
  • Waste in government spending
  • Whistle blowing
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    Major Actions
    Introduced1/11/2007
    Referred to Committee
    Amendments (1 proposed)
    Passed Senate12/17/2007
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3801 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.12/17/2007PASSED by voice vote
    currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.12/17/2007PASSED by voice vote
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced1/11/2007
    1/11/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S455-456)
    1/11/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
    3/30/2007Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs referred to Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia.
    Put on a legislative calendar6/13/2007Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
    11/16/2007Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Lieberman with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 110-232.
    Put on a legislative calendar11/16/2007Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 513.
    12/17/2007Amendment SA 3801 proposed by Senator Mikulski for Senator Coburn.
    select this voteVote12/17/2007Amendment SA 3801 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    12/17/2007Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
    12/17/2007The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage12/17/2007Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    12/17/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    12/18/2007Received in the House.
    12/18/2007Held at the desk.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    select this voteS. Amdt. 3801Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]November 16, 2007Passed by voice vote on December 16, 2007.

    To provide for reports by the Government Accountability Office and the Merit Systems Protection Board on cases making allegations of violations of section 2302(b)(8) or (9) of title 5, United States Code, relating to whistleblowers.

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    Total contributions given to Senators from Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc., which…

    supported this bill

    Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$459,240
    $459,240

    2 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Federal Employee Protection of Disclosures Act: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

    2 organizations supported this bill

    American Library Association
    (n.d.). Key Bills in Congress. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Government Accountability Project
    (n.d.). Senate Approves Whistleblower Protection Legislation. Retrieved n.d., from .

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc. interest groups, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$7,700$0Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$6,350$0Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,000$0Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$1,250$0Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$1,500$0Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,250$0Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$3,000$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$8,950$0Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$7,300$0Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$2,000$0Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$800$0Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$16,650$0Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$12,400$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$750$0Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$13,550$0Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,750$0Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$42,755$0Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$2,000$0Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$0Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$1,750$0Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$3,500$0Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$1,100$0Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$2,800$0Yes
    Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$4,000$0Yes
    Chris DoddDCT$9,500$0Yes
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$500$0Yes
    Pete DomeniciRNM$1,700$0Yes
    Byron DorganDND$1,000$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$23,725$0Yes
    John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$500$0Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$9,550$0Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$16,150$0Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$225$0Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$1,000$0Yes
    Chuck HagelRNE$500$0Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$4,000$0Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$0$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,250$0Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$250$0Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,000$0Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$500$0Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$4,200$0Yes
    John KerryDMA$750$0Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$3,100$0Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$4,500$0Yes
    Mary LandrieuDLA$7,250$0Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$2,000$0Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$250$0Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$5,500$0Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$13,550$0Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$250$0Yes
    Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$0$0Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$0$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$0$0Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$2,350$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$500$0Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$16,950$0Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$14,000$0Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$10,440$0Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$45,495$0Yes
    Mark PryorDAR$2,000$0Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$500$0Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,400$0Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$5,650$0Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$2,750$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$14,600$0Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$1,500$0Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$1,250$0Yes
    Olympia SnoweRME$0$0Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$24,950$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$18,000$0Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$4,000$0Yes
    John SununuRNH$8,400$0Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$100$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$4,500$0Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
    George VoinovichROH$4,200$0Yes
    John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$6,900$0Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,500$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$1,000$0Yes

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$7,700$0Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$6,350$0Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,000$0Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$1,250$0Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$1,500$0Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,250$0Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$3,000$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$8,950$0Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$7,300$0Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$2,000$0Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$800$0Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$16,650$0Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$12,400$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$750$0Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$13,550$0Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,750$0Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$42,755$0Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$2,000$0Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$0Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$1,750$0Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$3,500$0Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$1,100$0Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$2,800$0Yes
    Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$4,000$0Yes
    Chris DoddDCT$9,500$0Yes
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$500$0Yes
    Pete DomeniciRNM$1,700$0Yes
    Byron DorganDND$1,000$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$23,725$0Yes
    John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$500$0Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$9,550$0Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$16,150$0Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$225$0Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$1,000$0Yes
    Chuck HagelRNE$500$0Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$4,000$0Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$0$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,250$0Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$250$0Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,000$0Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$500$0Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$4,200$0Yes
    John KerryDMA$750$0Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$3,100$0Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$4,500$0Yes
    Mary LandrieuDLA$7,250$0Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$2,000$0Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$250$0Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$5,500$0Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$13,550$0Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$250$0Yes
    Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$0$0Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$0$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$0$0Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$2,350$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$500$0Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$16,950$0Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$14,000$0Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$10,440$0Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$45,495$0Yes
    Mark PryorDAR$2,000$0Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$500$0Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,400$0Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$5,650$0Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$2,750$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$14,600$0Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$1,500$0Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$1,250$0Yes
    Olympia SnoweRME$0$0Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$24,950$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$18,000$0Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$4,000$0Yes
    John SununuRNH$8,400$0Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$100$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$4,500$0Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
    George VoinovichROH$4,200$0Yes
    John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$6,900$0Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,500$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$1,000$0Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$459,240

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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