Which Senator Killed the Whistleblower Bill?

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As reported by the Government Accountability Project, the search is on to identify the senator who sabotaged the ratification of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA), a law that would strengthen legal protections for workers who report fraud and corruption.

Last month, the Senate passed the WPEA by a voice vote in the first step of the approval process. The bill then went to the House where it was cleared unanimously with some amendments, and returned to the Senate for a final vote. Just before representatives adjourned, a single senator voted against the bill, putting an anonymous hold on it. The hold was enough to abolish the bill because there was not enough time to overcome rigorous legislative procedures to eliminate it before the end of the session.