The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Mem­bers of the U.S. Se­nate and their staffs are told of rules and poli­cies, some new and ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately, sur­round­ing the use of the U.S. Se­nate In­ter­net Ser­vice, in­clud­ing Web sites, elec­tronic mail, blogs, pod­cast­ing and stream­ing me­dia.

Be ad­vised, ladies and gen­tle- men:

1. “Mat­ter which con­sti­tutes or in­cludes any ar­ti­cle, ac­count, sketch, nar­ra­tion or other text lauda­tory and com­pli­men­tary of any se­na­tor on a purely per­sonal or po­lit­i­cal ba­sis rather than on the ba­sis of per­for­mance of of­fi­cial du­ties as a se­na­tor is pro­hib­ited.”

2. “Re­ports of how or when a se­na­tor, the se­na­tor’s spouse or any other mem­ber of the se­na­tor’s fam­ily spends time other than in the per­for­mance of, or in con­nec­tion with, the leg­isla­tive, rep­re­sen­ta­tive and other of­fi­cial func­tions of such se­na­tor is pro­hib­ited.”

3. “Any trans­mis­sion ex­press- ing hol­i­day greet­ings from a se­na­tor is pro­hib­ited. This pro­hi­bi­tion does not pre­clude an ex­pres­sion of hol­i­day greet­ings at the com­mence­ment or con­clu­sion of an oth­er­wise proper trans­mis­sion.”

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