The “economic stimulus bill”–formally referred to as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009–signed into law on February 17, 2009 includes a whistleblower protection provision for employees of private contractors and state and local governments who report gross mismanagement, gross waste, public safety issues, abuse of authority, or violation of law in the implementation or use of the stimulus funds.
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The conference committee negotiating the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R.1), also known as the stimulus bill, agreed to include one controversial immigration provision, but deleted a second. The first provision prohibits all financial institutions receiving TARP funds from hiring any employee in H-1B status unless the company complies with the H-1B dependent