Sinema Supports Whistleblower Protection Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today passed S. 585 – the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation to stop retaliation against whistleblowers. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema release the following statement after the vote: 

“If it weren't for brave whistleblowers, we may not have learned about the tragedies at the Phoenix VA. More lives could have been lost. Whistleblowers working at VAs all over the country are trying to bring accountability and reform to the system, yet fear of retaliation holds many back. In order for the VA to become a center of excellence that puts veterans first, we need whistleblowers to continue to speak up and speak out. This bill protects them and their efforts to reform a damaged system.”