JONES LEADS FIGHT TO BLOCK FEDS FROM SURFING PORN ON TAXPAYER DIME

Mar 17, 2016 Issues: Values

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) spearheaded a letter sent to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (KY-5) asking for language to be included in all future appropriations bills ensuring that computer networks in federal agencies block the viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography. In last December’s omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016 (H.R. 2029), some federal agencies were blocked from setting up or maintaining computer networks that enabled employees to view porn.  The bill, however, did not extend that prohibition to employees at all agencies in the federal government, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Department of Interior.   All three of those agencies have been the subject of high-profile media stories about their employees surfing porn at the office.

“We are over $19 trillion in debt, and taxpayers are paying for federal employees to waste time at work surfing porn. This is a well-documented, government-wide problem.  It’s time to put a stop to it. My solution is simple and I urge all of my colleagues to join me in blocking employees at all federal agencies from viewing porn on the job,” said Congressman Jones.

Click on the link below to read Congressman Jones' letter to the House Appropriations Committee.