Constitution Clips: "Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings"

"Rule 17 prohibits the use of an electronic device to make sounds in the chamber."

Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) played a tape of children crying after being separated from their families. This was part of a speech focusing on the situation with migrant children at the southern border. After consulting the parliamentarian, the chair instructed the sergeant-at-arms to inform the congressman that he was breaking the rules by playing the audio and asked him to suspend. Representative Lieu then yielded the floor.