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Jul 28, 2010

Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 5851 - Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2010

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Listed in Alphabetical Order

July 28, 2010 7:41 PM

Jackson Lee (TX)




Would ensure that employees covered by the provisions of the bill are provided with mental health/ PTSD counseling.


Miller, George (CA)












Would make numerous technical changes to the bill, including reordering, for stylistic purposes, whistleblowers’ protected activities; conforming the language regarding causes of action to other accepted statutory language on the same subjects, particularly with respect to assigning court jurisdiction; clarifying that reporting to the employer or the government regarding the adequacy of an oil spill response plan is included among whistleblowers’ protected activities; and other technical corrections that do not alter the substance of the bill.