Congresswoman Speier believes whistleblowers are the eyes and ears that provide Congress the key insights needed to effectively oversee the federal government. She asks whistleblowers with knowledge of systemic waste, fraud, and abuse of federal taxpayer dollars to call her whistleblower hotline at 202-226-5294.
While serving in the California State Senate, Congresswoman Speier created a whistleblower hotline that received hundreds of tips exposing government waste. These calls led to high-profile investigations of the prison system that ultimately saved tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. She also passed legislation to strengthen the California Whistleblower Protection Act to require that notice about whistleblower protections be sent annually to all state employees.
Since serving in Congress, Congresswoman Speier has reached out to whistleblowers to aid her work on the House Armed Services Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. She responded to whistleblowers’ exposure of systemic quality control weaknesses in the Littoral Combat Ship program by requiring the Government Accountability Office to review both the quality control and operations and sustainment plans for the Littoral Combat Ship program moving forward.
Whistleblowers continue to help her expose problems and identify solutions for constituents in her district. When a devastating gas pipeline explosion destroyed a neighborhood in San Bruno in 2010, her investigation prompted a whistleblower to provide her with information about the gas company’s faulty record keeping.