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Apr 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) released this statement on his presentation to the Democratic Caucus today recommending rules changes that would temporarily implement remote voting during the coronavirus pandemic:

Feb 25, 2020 Press Release

Follows decades of Executive Branch encroachment on Congress’ constitutional role over matters like national emergencies, foreign policy, rulemaking, government funding and our military’s role abroad

 

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Announcements

Jul 15, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • This proceeding will be streamed live on rules.house.gov. Information will be provided separately to Members on how to join via the Cisco Webex platform.

  • Members intending to testify during this meeting should notify the Rules Committee of their interest in order to receive instructions on how to participate.

Jul 7, 2020 Announcement

July 7, 2020

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 6395—William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

Dear Colleague:                          

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of July 13 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 6395 - William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. Additionally, the Committee on Rules has temporarily modified its process for accepting amendment submissions in order to accommodate fully remote work.

Any Member wishing to offer an amendment must submit a searchable electronic copy of the amendment, which should be provided by the Office of Legislative Counsel, via the Rules Committee’s website by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2020. After submitting the amendment via the linked form, please follow the instructions in the automated confirmation email to finalize your submission. Amendments will only be considered submitted upon Committee receipt of the follow-up e-mail confirmation reply—please do not bring physical copies of amendments to the Rules Committee in person. Please note that staff must be on the House network, either physically or remotely via virtual private network (VPN), in order to access the online submission form.

Members should draft their amendments to the text of Rules Committee Print 116-57, showing the text of H.R. 6395, as ordered reported by the Committee on Armed Services, and which is available on the Rules Committee website.

Members should use the Office of Legislative Counsel to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. Members should also check with the Congressional Budget Office for a preliminary assessment of their amendments’ budgetary effects. Finally, Members should check with the Office of the Parliamentarian and the Committee on the Budget to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Ismail of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

 

Jun 25, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

  • H.R. 2—INVEST in America Act [Moving Forward Act]

 

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • This proceeding will be streamed live on rules.house.gov. Information will be provided separately to Members on how to join via the Cisco Webex platform.

  • Members intending to testify during this meeting should notify the Rules Committee of their interest in order to receive instructions on how to participate.

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