JONES CONTINUES WORK TO STOP FEDERAL EMPLOYEE PORN VIEWING ON TAXPAYERS’ DIME

Jan 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) is once again calling on the House Committee on Appropriations to include language for all future appropriations bills ensuring that computer networks in federal agencies block the viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography. In last year’s Consolidated Appropriations Act, that language was successfully written in for all departments at Jones’ urging, with the exception of Division K (Transportation, Housing and Development, and Related Agencies). In a letter sent late yesterday to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11), Congressman Jones asked that this language be included for every department and agency across the federal government for Fiscal Year 2018. 

“Unfortunately, this is a government-wide problem that must be stopped,” said Congressman Jones.  “No federal employee should be surfing porn on the taxpayers’ dime.”

In a second letter sent yesterday, Congressman Jones wrote to the Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and asked for an update on implementation of the ban in last year’s appropriations bill.

Both letters are attached. 

For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at Allison.tucker@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-3415.

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