Whistleblowing Bill Fails To Leave Senate

One bill Congress failed to pass before adjourning, a measure that would protect whistleblowers.

The legislation would have barred most federal departments from punishing employees who report corruption, waste and mismanagement.

Lawmakers cleared the bill in the house, but time expired in the senate before a vote could be made.

In a last minute effort to win GOP support, democrats removed one provision that would have extended the protections to workers at U.S. intelligence agencies.

Republicans say until the bill is watered down more, it could lead to further leaks of U.S. secrets.