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house Bill H.R. 2515

Should Dodd-Frank’s Internal Whistleblower Protections be Extended?

Argument in favor

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers last year made only whistleblowers who report to the SEC eligible for protections under Dodd-Frank. However, some whistleblowers may report internally; and they should also be protected under Dodd-Frank.

jimK's Opinion
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07/09/2019
Yes- please. I would really like to see substantive prison time for Wall Street fraudsters instead of just inconsequential million dollar fines when their company gets caught. The fact that none were held accountable for causing the AGI economic meltdown and profiting from it, is just plain wrong. Encourage whistle blowers to come forward. Protect them.
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Rebekah 's Opinion
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07/09/2019
Whistleblowers could have stopped the Great Recession, which allowed “too big to fail or jail” banksters to walk away after millions of Americans lost their homes and savings. Whistleblowers are the guardians of a functioning democracy and must be protected!
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Lesia's Opinion
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07/09/2019
Of course. Why is this even a question for anyone who isn’t part of the 1%?
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Argument opposed

The Supreme Court’s decision in Digital Realty Trust was decided on proper grounds and the SEC has already revised its rules regarding whistleblower protections to conform to the Court’s ruling. With this in mind, there’s no reason for this bill to overrule both the Court and the SEC.

Bernie's Opinion
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07/10/2019
The people responsible for the 2009 meltdown were the ones putting people in houses they had no ability to pay off. Thank you jimmy carter and Bill Clinton.
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James 's Opinion
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07/10/2019
Dodd-Frank is a joke and was authored by the same people responsible for the financial crisis, politicians and their cronies.
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Tony's Opinion
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07/10/2019
First off, aside from gunning for President Trump, Congress is doing nothing more than passing "redundant legislation" to cover that which is already covered under law. The fact that this piece of "legislation" is designed to cover those "whistle blowers" who file complaints "internally," is in reality, a joke. Not many employees of the Government go to the heads or H.R. of their agencies to expose wrong doing. How many times have we seen these whistle blowers terminated or forced from their jobs because they exposed some form of corruption or illicit activities going on? Often, those who come forward end up hiring private council (attorneys) to protect their rights and expose the problems they encounter. Some of which takes MONTHS or even YEARS to come to light in the public forum. This is the "norm" and no amount of legislation will change this. The reason? Because someone or some political party has to protect their collective asses. They don't want disclosure of any wrong doing to come out. Lately, it's the Liberal Democrats who are under the microscope. For a great many things. So wasting time to pass "legislation" to create an "aura" that something is being done to protect these whistle blowers is really, a charade. Yet another farce perpetrated on the American people to make us "believe" that the inept government we now live under, is doing something to help enforce the law and "clean up" the blatant corruption that has existed for DECADES!
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • The house Passed July 9th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 410 Yea / 12 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedMay 3rd, 2019

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    Yes- please. I would really like to see substantive prison time for Wall Street fraudsters instead of just inconsequential million dollar fines when their company gets caught. The fact that none were held accountable for causing the AGI economic meltdown and profiting from it, is just plain wrong. Encourage whistle blowers to come forward. Protect them.
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    The people responsible for the 2009 meltdown were the ones putting people in houses they had no ability to pay off. Thank you jimmy carter and Bill Clinton.
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    Whistleblowers could have stopped the Great Recession, which allowed “too big to fail or jail” banksters to walk away after millions of Americans lost their homes and savings. Whistleblowers are the guardians of a functioning democracy and must be protected!
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    Of course. Why is this even a question for anyone who isn’t part of the 1%?
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    This is very important now as 45 attacks anyone who points out any of mistakes or disagrees with him including foreign diplomats instead of examine if its true. He has such an inflated opinion of himself and denies stupid statements even if they have been televised.
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    Whistleblowers should be protected just like a person filing an EEO complaint.
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    No brainer! Companies that violate securities laws should be subject to stiff penalties! Employees who report these violations need to be protected from retaliation.
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    We should always encourage and protect those who expose corruption.
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    We need to be able to prevent wherever possible illegal activity in financial institutions!!We must protect those people that put themselves on the line for us!!
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    Anyone with knowledge of corruption should be protected under the law
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    H.R. 2515 AKA Amendment of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 I’m in support of and recommend the passage of House Bill H.R. 2515 AKA Amendment of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 which would expand protections for whistleblowers seeking legal recourse under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) by prohibiting employers from retaliating against employees who report possible violations of securities laws or Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations to their supervisors. The Supreme Court’s ruling in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers last year made only whistleblowers who report to the SEC eligible for protections under Dodd-Frank. However, some whistleblowers may report internally; and they should also be protected under Dodd-Frank. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻HR.2515 👍🏻👍🏻. 7.9.19..... See:https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr2515
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    Whistleblowers need these protections. Honesty and transparency is rare enough without discouraging it.
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    With all the corruption in pretty much every area of government, we need to do something to not h
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    Yes. To all whistleblowers. We need them to speak up.
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    Yes, of course. Shouldn’t protection of all persons from corruption or unethical, immoral, illegal acts and behaviors just be a common sense protection RIGHT that ALL people have regardless of being an employee, customer, citizen or out of country visitor. All people should be protected from nefarious people, corporations, executives, and any entity. Why do we need separate laws for every single nefarious act performed by Conservatives? If we just outlaw Conservatism, all of these issues will go away and we would not need protection laws.
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    All of Dodd Frank needs extended, and it needs expanded. Don’t forget 2008. When the financial market is unregulated and allowed to gamble with people’s retirement investments then it’s the average hardworking American who is hurt. Protect hardworking Americans by expanding and extending Dodd Frank.
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    Yes. Because American business consistently proves how corrupt it really is. Wells Fargo is a start. How far back should I go?
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    I swear I already answered this question more than a year ago... joining the exhausted majority seems like a better and better option.
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    Whistleblowers are one of our only protections against Big Corporate and corrupt bureaucracy!
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    We must never sacrifice our commitment to the spirit of accountability. If someone spots a crime or violation, they have to be protected just like anyone else in witness protection
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