New House Rules Would Fine Members for Live-streaming

Bloomberg News’ Billy House reports:

“U.S. Speaker Paul Ryan and his Republican lieutenants want to hit fellow lawmakers with fines and potential ethics violations if they engage in live-streaming or other disruptions on the House floor. The move is a belated response to this summer’s 25-hour sit-in by Democrats protesting Republican inaction on gun-control legislation….”

This is but one of the changes the House proposes making in its proceedings. Reportedly, appropriations legislation might again be subject to the “Holman rule.”


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