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The Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”), also commonly referred to as “the bailout,” came amidst perhaps the most serious banking and mortgage crisis in the country’s history.  While the debate continues over the success and wisdom of the measures taken by the government to prevent the collapse of the financial industry, one...
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009, provided an unprecedented $787 billion federal spending package intended to stimulate the flagging U.S. economy. Congress included important provisions in the bill to ensure oversight and accountability of the...
In August 2007, President Bush signed The Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (“9/11 Act”). The 9/11 Act includes The National Transit Systems Security Act of 2007(“NTSSA”), which provides whistleblower protections to public transportation employees.
The District of Columbia Whistleblower Protection Act (“DCWPA”), D.C. Code § 1-615.51 et seq., was designed to serve the public interest by providing whistleblower protections to District of Columbia government employees. Under the DCWPA, District employees have the freedom to report waste, fraud, abuse of authority,...

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