The U.S. House of Representatives has operated under a rule that banned use of personal computers on the floor of the House. But that might change for the incoming Congress with the Speaker having wide discretion re mobile technology. From the proposed rules:
“A person on the floor of the House may not smoke or use a mobile or electronic device that impairs decorum.”
Depending on what a decorum-impairing device constitutes, we could see some iPads on the floor.
I know of at least one reporter who covers the Missouri Legislature who is toting a new iPad and I’m certain there will be more.