A newly proposed bill could ban government workers from watching porn on their office computers in the wake of the revelation that thousands of pieces of pornographic content were downloaded to Environmental Protection Agency computers this May.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a Republican, on the last day before Congress' fall recess.
In May, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general disclosed that a senior-level employee was caught spending as much as six hours of his day looking at porn. The IG found that the employee had downloaded and viewed more than 7,000 pornographic files. The Justice Department is investigating further for possible prosecution.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said it is “telling” that ex-IRS administrator Lois Lerner gave a media interview defending herself, even though she has refused to testify before Congress about her involvement in the agency’s alleged scheme to target conservative groups.
WASHINGTON – Members of Congress are seething over Lois Lerner’s decision to speak with the press, but not with them, after the key figure in the IRS scandal gave an interview to Politico and proclaimed her innocence.