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Sep 23, 2020 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Rule to Fulfill Our Responsibilities at Home and Abroad 

Aug 22, 2020 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Bill to Reverse the Trump Administration’s Sabotage of the Postal Service

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:

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Announcements

Sep 17, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

  • H.R. ____—Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act
  • H.R. 4447—Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019 [Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act]
  • H.R. 6210—Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
  • H.R. 6270—Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act of 2020

 

**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 15, 2020 Announcement

September 15, 2020

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 4447—Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act

Dear Colleague:                          

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of September 21 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 4447 - Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. 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 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 18, 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 116-63, showing the text of the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, 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 Rose Laughlin of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

 

Sep 10, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

  • H. Res. 908—Condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19.
  • H.R. 2574—Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act of 2019
  • H.R. 2639—Strength in Diversity Act of 2019 [Strength in Diversity Act of 2020]
  • H.R. 2694—Pregnant Workers Fairness 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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