Congressman Seeks to Ban Feds from Watching Porn While at Work

By on September 24, 2014 in Current Events with 42 Comments

It sounds almost like a joke, but this is no April Fool’s story. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) has introduced legislation (H.R. 5628) that would prohibit federal employees from accessing pornographic or explicit material on government computers and devices.

One would think this is already prohibited within any professional work environment and certainly within federal agencies, but Meadows points to a case where an employee at the EPA admitted to watching porn at work for nearly 6 hours each day, yet remains employed by the agency. The Congressman obviously objects to this, hence his proposed legislation.

“It’s appalling that it requires an act of Congress to ensure that federal agencies block access to these sites at work,” said Meadows. “Allowing federal employees to access pornographic materials in the workplace creates an unprofessional and potentially hostile work environment for fellow workers. This bill is a common-sense measure that ensure federal workers aren’t viewing pornographic materials on the taxpayers’ dime.”

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