Press Releases

Oct 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today condemned a bill introduced by Congressmen Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would give the House of Representatives increased ability to meddle in local District of Columbia affairs. H.R. 4445 would double the Congressional review period for legislation passed by the D.C.

Sep 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, announced a subcommittee hearing discussing ways to increase community resilience and the impacts that natural disasters have on the budget process on Tuesday, September 24th at 2:45PM (EDT) in H-313, the Capitol. As once-

Jun 19, 2019 Press Release

Supports SNAP, rebuilds infrastructure, combats gun violence, and prohibits President Trump from diverting funds from military construction projects to build his unnecessary border wall 



May 4, 2021 Announcement

May 4, 2021


H.R. 2547 – Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act

Dear Colleague:                  


The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of May 10 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2547, the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement 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, May 7, 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. 2547, as reported by the Committee on Financial Services, 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.



James P. McGovern


Committee on Rules

Apr 20, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following:



  • This proceeding will be streamed live on Information will be provided separately to Members on how to join via the Cisco Webex platform.
  • Witnesses for this hearing will be by invitation only.
Apr 16, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:30 AM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:



  • This proceeding will be streamed live on 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.