2011-01-22 Which US senator put an anonymous hold on the Whistleblower Protection Act?

On December 22, 2010, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act Bill S.372) was killed by an unknown United States Senator, who placed an anonymous hold on the bill (reported here on WL Central).

WNYC, On the Media and the Government Accountability Project have joined forces to uncover the identity of the mystery senator.

WNYC has posted a table, "containing the names, states, and contact information for the 87 [United States] Senators still serving that could have put the anonymous hold on this bill." You can find it here.

They are asking the American public to "call, write, [or] email their Senators and ask them 'did you kill this bill?'” Then, regardless of the Senator's reply, they request you email blowthewhistle@wnyc.org with an update.

Here are some tips about "How To Track Down Anonymous Holds" from Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project

Source: WNYC: Blow the Whistle


I'm not from the Americas, but I wasn't aware such intransparency in the USA's bill-making process was possible.

Thinking they can hide and keep it secret sounds inresponsible and almost evil. For the supporters of such secrecy one should perhaps question their qualifications on being a senator in the first place, imho. Any senator should stand up for his/her views and beliefs, not hide in fear.

I hope you'll be able to uncover the truth.

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