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GOP Reps. Propose Fines for Unapproved Video in House Chamber

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By    |   Tuesday, 27 Dec 2016 08:35 AM

House Republicans have proposed rules relating to broadcasting unapproved electronic video and pictures in the House chamber, according to Fox News.

The proposal includes $500 fines for members who break the rules the first time, and $2,500 for the second offense, as well as a referral to the Ethics Committee, Fox News reports.

House lawmakers will not be allowed to block the front of the House chamber, referred to as the well, like Democrats in the House did in June when they staged a sit-in to call for a vote on gun control in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando. The sit-in lasted over 24 hours.

Democrats broadcast the sit-in on social media, since the House was declared in recess and as a result, in-house cameras were not recording.

"These changes will help ensure that order and decorum are preserved in the House of Representatives so lawmakers can do the people's work," AshLee Strong, spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan commented Monday, according to Fox News. 

The House will vote on the proposals when lawmakers reconvene in January 2017, Fox News reported.

California Democrat Eric Swalwell blasted the proposed rules in a tweet:

 

 

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