Spanberger Introduces Legislation To Curb Child Pornography On DOD Computers



Defense Department computers are said to be among the top distributors of child pornography, and Seventh District Democratic Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger is co-author of legislation to try to stop it.

Last year, an investigation by the National Criminal Justice Training Program of over 3,000 computer networks revealed DOD computers ranked 19th for peer to peer sharing of child pornography. Spanberger co-sponsored an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill with North Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Meadows.

“It provides investigators with additional resources and training so that they can root out sexually exploited images of children,” Spanberger said.

Along with training, The End National Defense Network Abuse Act would require the Pentagon to enter into agreements with law enforcement and child protection services, among others, to end what she calls a shameful disgrace.

A companion bill has been introduced in the Senate.

Recent Posts

Jun 13, 2024
Womens' Issues

Spanberger Statement on Supreme Court Ruling to Protect Mifepristone Access

Congresswoman: “We Should Never Have Come This Close to the Fundamental Freedoms of Women in Virginia and Across the Country Being Stripped Away” WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold access to mifepristone. “Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade nearly […]

Jun 12, 2024

AARP Backs Spanberger’s Bipartisan Bill to Combat Elder Abuse, Improve Link Between Health & Social Services for Seniors

The Congresswoman’s Legislation Would Create Medical-Legal Partnerships to Improve Seniors’, Other Vulnerable Elders’ Access to Legal & Social Services in Healthcare Settings WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following last month’s introduction of U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger’s bipartisan bill to help protect seniors from elder abuse, AARP has now backed her legislation. Spanberger’s Linking Seniors to Needed Legal […]

Jun 11, 2024

Spanberger Joins AARP Virginia Town Hall, Backs Bills to Lower Drug Costs for Seniors, Expand Medicare Coverage, & Support Caregivers

On Monday Evening, the Congresswoman Joined AARP Virginia to Discuss Her Work in Congress to Support Family Caregivers & Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs The Congresswoman Also Backed Four Bills Requiring Medicare to Cover Dental, Vision, & Hearing Services; Disincentivize Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) From Raising Drug Prices for Beneficiaries; Support Caregivers; Improve Coordination […]