Testimony Of Michael German, Policy Counsel, ACLU, And Former Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Chairman Towns, Ranking Member Issa, members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify in support of H.R. 1507, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009. I represent the American Civil Liberties Union, a non-partisan organization of half a million members nationwide dedicated to defending the Constitution and protecting civil liberties. The ACLU vigorously supports meaningful legal protections for all whistleblowers, and particularly for employees and contractors within the law enforcement and intelligence communities, where abuse and misconduct can have the most serious and direct consequences to our liberty and our security.