New Bill Aims to Stop Feds from Looking at Porn on the Job

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Federal employees - they're just like you!

...In that they like to watch porn. And they get bored at work. And like to cure that boredom with porn.

North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows is sick of all the porn watching, however, and has introduced a new bill to "prohibit federal employees from accessing pornographic or explicit material on government computers and devices."

It's called the Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act. Meadows serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

A Washington Times report found that the number one reason that federal employees look at so much porn, besides the fact that you know, it's porn, is pure boredom:

“[The guy caught porning at work] stated he is aware it is against government rules and regulations, but he often does not have enough work to do and has free time,” investigators wrote of another federal employee, this one at the Treasury Department, who viewed more than 13,000 pornographic images in a six-week span.

There have apparently been cases of excessive porn viewing at the FCC, EPA, HUD, the Commerce Department, and the General Services Administration.

And remember that porn problem at the Pentagon?

As The Hill points out, most federal agencies already have rules that ban employees from jacking around on the job – but Meadows' bill would make agencies ban pornographic content.

“It’s appalling that it requires an act of Congress to ensure that federal agencies block access to these sites,” Congressman Meadows said.

Meadows says that feds are doing this on your tax dollar, so you should be upset. Also, porning on the job is a cybersecurity threat.

“While there are rules in place at most agencies to ban this kind of unprofessional and potentially hostile workplace behavior, it continues to take place. There is absolutely no excuse for federal employees to be viewing and downloading pornographic materials on the taxpayers’ dime,” Meadows said.

“Further, downloading these files, which are often ridden with viruses and malware, poses a cybersecurity threat at our federal agencies. This commonsense legislation ensures that federal workers have a comfortable, safe work environment and protects taxpayer resources from being misused."

This is second time Meadows has proposed this bill. It went nowhere the last time.

Sure, anyone trying to limit your porn consumption is a killjoy. But honestly, boring job or not, can't we all wait until we get home before we head to Pornhub?

Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf