First Tech Device in the House
Representative Henry Cuellar, a democrat from Texas, brought the first tech device into the House of Representatives this past year.
Previously, the floor of the House was a “technology-free zone.” Some felt that use of these devices would be disruptive with so many members of the House.
However, Rep. Cuellar took his iPad to the Speaker’s podium, later stating that it’s use could make a more efficient Congress.
Then incoming Speaker of the House proposed allowing “certain electronic devices, including the iPad on the House floor, as long as it doesn’t ‘impair decorum.'”
Another Texas first!