Banning members from streaming video to social media poses a big challenge to transparency.
On Tuesday, Jan. 3, members of the 115th Congress were sworn into office.
It was kind of like a first day of school: There was a lot of light chat among members and their families and a somewhat relaxed atmosphere. That didn't stop Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) from getting a bit of business done, however.
As is first-day tradition, the House of Representatives voted on the set of rules that will guide them for the next two years.