Grassley Commemorating National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
Jul 30, 2019
Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Commemorating National Whistleblower Appreciation Day
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
More than 240 years ago, sailors aboard the Warship Warren disclosed significant misconduct by the Commander of the Continental Navy.
The Congress recognized these brave whistleblowers’ valuable contribution to our brand new Republic.
On this day in 1778, Congress passed a resolution, saying, “It is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States… to give the earliest information to Congress or other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds or misdemeanors committed by any officers or persons in the service of these states...”
Following in their footsteps, this Senate has also unanimously agreed to designate today as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.