As AALL President Joyce Janto announced in her E-Newsletter today, the Government Relations Office posted a new action alert on AALLNET to gain support for three “must-pass” bills that protect government whistleblowers and promote improved access to government information. While members of Congress are home for the August recess, we need your help to get Hill support on the following bills:
- The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (S. 372), which would ensure new meaningful protections for government employees and contractors who blow the whistle on waste, fraud and abuse.
- The Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (H.R. 6026), which directs the Office of Management and Budget to create a free searchable Web site to provide public access to congressionally mandated reports, a category of important resources that are rarely made available to the public.
- H.R.6086 and S. 3717, which would repeal a provision in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 111-203) that exempts certain data produced by the Securities and Exchange Commission from FOIA.
Please take just a few minutes to call or email your Senators and House Representative using the talking points and sample messages in our action alert. By delivering our message, you’ll make a difference before the 111th Congress adjourns at the end of the year.
[Posted by Emily Feldman]