WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Rules Committee was recognized for having one of the best websites on Capitol Hill today and given a “112th Congress Bronze Mouse Award.” The award was given by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF), a nonpartisan nonprofit working to improve communications between citizens and Congress and enhance operations in Capitol Hill offices. CMF has assessed and graded congressional websites and issued these awards since 2001. CMF released the following statement regarding the award:
WASHINGTON, DC – Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) issued the following statement today after the House passed the long-pending Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. The agreements were all passed with solid bipartisan support. The U.S.-Colombia agreement was approved 262-167, the U.S.-Panama agreement was approved 300-129, and the U.S.-Korea agreement was approved 278-151.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) led the Committee today in advancing the long-pending Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea to the House floor for their approval next week. The rule approved by the Committee also provides for consideration of the bipartisan Generalized System of Preferences/Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension (GSP/TAA) legislation already approved by the U.S. Senate.
Press Release - Dreier Applauds Submission of Long-Pending FTAs, Says Rules Stands Poised to Advance TAA Legislation
WASHINGTON, DC – Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA) said the submission of the three long-pending Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea as well as the announced Rules Committee action on H.R. 2832, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011, should set the stage for their ultimate approval in the very near future.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), House Rules Committee Chairman, made the following statement today as he opened debate of the Budget Control Act agreement on the floor of the U.S. House:
“After weeks upon weeks of debate, we have arrived at the ultimate goal to which we were all committed: a bipartisan agreement to avert the debt ceiling crisis looming right before us. Even more important, we have crafted a plan that addresses the real, underlying challenge of our ballooning national debt.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), House Rules Committee Chairman, has announced the subcommittee assignments for the Rules Committee in the 112th Congress.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), House Rules Committee Chairman, is praising the 9-3 vote of the House Rules Committee to report the first open rule for House consideration in nearly four years. H.R. 2017, The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012, will be considered by the House today under an open rule. This allows any member to offer any germane amendment to the bill without a pre-printing requirement. The House last considered an appropriations bill under an open rule in July of 2007.