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  • Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) announced February 14 that the General Accounting Office had agreed to undertake an investigation of the April 1993 forced reassignments of Walter Stewart and Ned Feder at the National Institutes of Health. The internal personnel transfer effectively ended the pair's long- standing but controversial scientific misconduct investigations at NIH. Their offices, containing confidential files on many cases of potential misconduct, have been sealed since the transfer. In September 1993, Grassley and Sen. William Cohen (R- Maine) asked for a GAO investigation of the action against Stewart and Feder as a possible violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, of which the two senators were cosponsors. "I believe it is vital that those who reveal waste and...

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