Legislation Would Require Firing of VA Employees Who Retaliate Against Whistle-Blowers

Legislation will be introduced on July 15 that would require the termination of any Veterans Affairs employee found to have retaliated against any VA whistle-blower.

Sen. Clair McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced the bill. "Whistle-blowers are critical to our efforts to guard against waste and misconduct in government — and in the case of the VA, against the compromise of patient care," said Sen. McCaskill, in a news release.

The Office of Special Counsel is currently investigating nearly 60 cases of whistle-blower retaliation at the VA.

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