Thursday, January 3, 2008
Adam Putnam (FL-R) votes Against Whistleblower Act
Adam Putnam(FL-0} has long been a Republican who does Bush bidding. He is pictured here with Jeb Bush and Katharine Harris.
The St. Pete Times editorial on 1/3/08 calls for support of whistleblowers-- "men and women willing to put their careers on the line in order to expose fraud, corruption and abuses of power. Congress and the public owe them a lot, but the least we owe them are some sturdy protections against retaliation.
However, the law that ostensibly does that, the Whistleblower Protection Act, is no longer serving its initial purpose. Primarily due to a series of corrosive legal rulings, the protections of the WPA have been whittled away to almost nothing."
Here's how Tampa Bay representatives voted on the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act:
Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor - Yes
Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville - Yes
Adam Putnam, R-Bartow - No
C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores - No
Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota - Yes
Kathy Castor, D-Tampa - Yes
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