Well, many Republicans, like Eric Cantor, are against big government spending - except if the money comes to their constituency. Interesting switch though - the Retroblicans asking for more spending and the Dumbocrats saying no.
I would hope that they would resist these fishing expeditions in the strongest possible way, up to and including a flat refusal to follow the law - going to jail if necessary. If this fishing expedition succeeds, no citizen's private email will be safe from their employer.
Looking into someone's private e-mail is no different in effect to News of the World hacking mobile phones. It is different in form, in that the fishers tell you openly what they are doing, but no different in effect. Next will come FOI requests to open and read all mail sent to their homes. Then FOI requests to read their private diaries, then the diaries of their spouse and children.
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.