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Under the new rules, lawmakers can be fined up to $2,500 for using their phones to take pictures or shoot videos on the House floor but, in a change Republicans added Monday night, they have up to 30 days to appeal the punishment.
Republicans say it is necessary to create a punishment mechanism in order to prevent members of Congress from disrupting the proceedings. 
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“House Republican leadership, as one of its first priorities for the incoming Congress, seeks to impose a modern day and unconstitutional gag rule to restrict the First Amendment rights of members to protest and engage in other forms of expression on the House floor as well as deny them due process," reads the statement by House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), House Rules Ranking Member Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), Judiciary subpanel chairmen Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.).

House Democrats see the new rules as potentially unconstitutional, and as direct move to silence their voices. 

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