On Friday, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) backed another request by lawmakers for permission to use Skype. He referred, via Twitter, to an editorial by Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann published Thursday:
House rules currently prohibit Skype as a potential threat to the security of the chamber's networks.
Republicans first requested to use Skype in late April in a letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Administration Committee Chairman Robert Brady (D-Pa.).
The Administration Committee says the issue is "under review."