House Considers New Whistleblower Protection Rules 

Government Executive: The rules that will govern the next session of the House of Representatives might include a proposal to protect the identities of federal whistleblowers.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., sent a letter to Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., chairman of the House Rules Committee, on Tuesday asking him to consider his proposal that would make revealing a whistleblower’s identity a violation of the House’s Code of Official Conduct in the new rules package the House will vote on after it is released. This would cover members, delegates, resident commissioners, officers and employees of the House. Hoyer was reelected as majority leader on Wednesday for the 117th Congress that will begin on January 3, 2021.

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