Fed employee gag order reports prompt reaction
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jan 26, 2017
Multiple sources have stated that federal employees at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services have all received instruction from the new administration to limit communications with the public and lawmakers, Reuters reports.
A handful of Democratic lawmakers have called on the White House to lift such orders in a letter, saying the restrictions violate whistleblower rules, the report notes.
However, in a press conference White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the White House had not ordered such directives but are certainly reviewing related policies.