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Jan 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) tonight advanced the bipartisan Agriculture, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Financial Services-General Government, and Interior-Environment Appropriations bills to the House Floor to end the Trump Shutdown ahead of the president’s address tonight.

Jan 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today welcomed new members appointed to the committee for the 116th Congress. Four members were appointed this morning, including Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), Rep. Joseph D. Morelle (NY-25), and Rep. Donna E. Shalala (FL-27).

Jan 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —In a series of speeches today on the House Floor, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) began consideration of the rules package for the 116th Congress. These historic reforms will modernize Congress, create a more accommodating legislative process, and hold the Trump Administration accountable on day one of this new Congress.

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Announcements

Jul 15, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • The Committee on Rules is following guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP) that requires all individuals who are not fully-vaccinated to wear face coverings and to maintain social distancing separations, which may not be possible in H-313 due to space constraints.

  • Members intending to join the proceeding virtually should notify the Committee’s majority staff as soon as possible in order to receive instructions for connecting via the Cisco WebEx platform.

Jul 11, 2021 Announcement

July 12, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 2668 – Consumer Protection and Recovery Act

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of July 19 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2668, the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act.

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 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

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 117-11, showing the text of H.R. 2668, as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and 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 Eric Delaney of the Committee staff at (202) 225-9091.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

Jul 11, 2021 Announcement

July 12, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 2467 – PFAS Action Act of 2021

 

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of July 19 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act of 2021.

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 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021

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 117-10, which contains the text of H.R. 2467, as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce and 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 Rose Laughlin of the Committee staff at (202) 225-9091.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

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