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Apr 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings (FL-20). Hastings served as Vice Chair of the Rules Committee and was Chairman of its Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process:

Mar 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following joint statement after their respective committees examined possible reforms to the War Powers Resolution to reclaim Congressional authority:

Mar 16, 2021 Press Release

Will explore the limitations of this 1973 law and how the House Rules process could reform it to work more effectively in the modern Congress

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Announcements

Apr 9, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

  • H.R. 7Paycheck Fairness Act
  • H.R. 1195Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers 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.

Apr 6, 2021 Announcement

April 6, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 1195 – Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of April 12 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1195, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers 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 Friday, April 9, 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 H.R. 1195, as reported by the Committee on Education and Labor, 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 Eric Delaney of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

Apr 6, 2021 Announcement

April 6, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 7 – Paycheck Fairness Act

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of April 12 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness 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 Friday, April 9, 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 H.R. 7, as reported by the Committee on Education and Labor, 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

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