Did you know it was against protocol for House members to use their cells in the chamber? (Me either! And what about during the State of the Union.
Anyway, House Republicans have changed the rules to allow members to use electronic devices in the House chamber — as long as it doesn't "impair decorum." (Tweeting is trendy AND proper)
We'll see how long this new rule lasts, given the fact that it most likely will affect "decorum," and there's a growing iPad caucus in the House.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, was the first to take advantage of these new rules during today's swearing-in of the new Congress. (Even though the rules haven't been finalized yet. Darn CSPAN cameras!)
She tweeted a photo (see above) of Nancy Pelosi transferring power to John Boehner from the House floor.