On July 25, 2014, the National Whistleblower Center issued the following Action Alert:
Demand that the House Judiciary Committee cancel the hearing on False Claims Act “reform” scheduled for July 30, 2014. If the Committee is determined to hold the hearing, then a member of the National Whistleblower Center should be invited to testify as a witness.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) has declared a war against whistleblowers! It has released a report, “Fixing the False Claims Act: the Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms,” setting forth proposals to strip millions of Americans from coverage under the Act, limit damages, increase the burden of proof on demonstrating fraud and establishing barriers to block employees from contacting the Justice Department. Taken together, the Chamber’s “reforms” would completely undermine the False Claims Act.
With its report in hand, the Chamber has commenced an extensive lobbying effort to amend the FCA. Its first step has apparently succeeded. The Chamber pressured the House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing to present the Chamber’s proposals.
We need your help to stop the Chamber’s campaign! We need your voice to tell Congress not to destroy America’s most effective whistleblower and anti-fraud law!
The FCA has recovered billions of dollars from some of the largest corporations that have ripped off the taxpayers. Thousands of employees have used its pro-whistleblower procedures, many with success. Congress must hear our voices!
Linked below is a copy of the NWC’s report fully rebutting the Chamber’s dangerous attacks on the FCA. The report explains what is at stake, and how devious the Chamber’s proposals are. Please Take Action and pass the report onto your members of Congress – ask them to read it!
A copy of the NWC’s report is linked here: http://bit.ly/NWC_FCA_Report
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