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Press Releases

Aug 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today issued the following statement after House Republicans’ lawsuit attempting to block remote voting by proxy during the coronavirus pandemic was dismissed in District Court:

Jul 29, 2020 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Comprehensive Appropriations Measure that Includes Emergency Funding to Confront the Coronavirus & Promote an Economic Recovery

Jun 25, 2020 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Urges Passage of Sweeping Policing Reforms to Address Systemic Racism and Help Save Lives

Unprecedented reforms include banning chokeholds, stopping no-knock warrants, combating racial profiling, and mandating data collection

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Announcements

Sep 30, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at at the beginning of the last vote of the upcoming vote series (approximately 6:15 PM EDT) via Cisco Webex on the following emergency measures:

  • H. Res. 1153—Condemning unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent.
  • H. Res. 1154—Condemning QAnon and rejecting the conspiracy theories it promotes.

 

**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.

Sep 29, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following emergency measure:

 

**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.

Sep 24, 2020 Announcement

September 24, 2020

Members' Day Hearing on Proposed Rules Changes for the 117th Congress

Dear Colleague:

As the Committee on Rules prepares for the 117th Congress, I write to announce our Members Day hearing at 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday, October 1, 2020, to hear from Members on their proposed changes to the standing rules of the House. Pursuant to House Resolution 965 and the covered period designated by the Speaker on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the proceeding will be conducted virtually and streamed live on rules.house.gov.

This hearing will provide the Committee an opportunity to receive ideas from Members about possible improvements to the rules of the House for the 117th Congress. I welcome your input and want to ensure that all Members are provided an opportunity to participate in this process.

Any Member wishing to testify virtually at the hearing should complete this form by 5pm on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Please make one submission per idea. Instructions on how to participate will be provided separately. 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. If you have any questions, please contact the Committee at (202) 225-9091.

Thank you very much and we look forward to hearing your ideas!

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

 

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