In today’s hyper partisan environment there is little Republican and Democrats seem to agree on. One exception to this is that whistleblower protections are good for America. There is currently bipartisan proposed legislation to bolster the notoriously problematic IRS whistleblower program. The fixes proposed are relatively modest, but a step in the right direction. The bill seeks to enable the IRS to keep relators and their counsel more informed on the progress of their cases and to strengthen anti-retaliation protections.
Whistleblowing laws have a long history of bipartisan support, let’s try and keep it that way. Whatever your political persuasion, I encourage you to reach out your local Congressmen to voice support for whistleblower protections.