The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S.1094). Specifically, this paper explores the law’s journey throughout the American governance system, including the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. This is supplemented by an examination of the core political theories on the bureaucratic institutions that define the policymaking process. The paper analyzes the most complex aspects of the lawmaking process in the context of S. 1094, including the barriers to implementation and claims to its constitutional basis. The objective of this article is to examine the development of this particular law from the perspective of these various institutions of the political system in addition to an evaluation of the way it accomplishes the goals at the heart of this piece of legislation. This analysis is complemented by exploring the role of interest groups, political parties, and unorthodox lawmaking practices.
Scott, Abigail W.
"VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017,"
Pepperdine Policy Review: Vol. 13, Article 7.
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