Hodes and Kagen bump up against ‘no photos’ rule

Rep. Paul Hodes (D-N.H.) broke House chamber rules during the first floor vote last week, but it’s safe to say he will avoid punishment.

Hodes, who lost his bid for the Senate, used his iPhone camera to snap a shot of outgoing Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.) posing in the center aisle with the Speaker’s rostrum in the background.

A House chamber security member rushed up to the pair after a long flash went off: No picture-taking is allowed on the House floor. Period.

When it became apparent that the legislators were merely documenting their last few weeks in office, the security member opted not to pursue the matter.