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Feb 2, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Tells Members on the House Floor: “The Rules Apply to Us, Too - and It’s Time All of Us Acted Like It”
Supports rule change mandating fines for Members who refuse to follow new safety protocols for the House Chamber

Jan 13, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Historic Second Impeachment of President Trump
Article charges the president with ‘Incitement of Insurrection’ follow siege on the U.S. Capitol

Jan 8, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Welcomes Members to the House Rules Committee for the 117th Congres

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Announcements

Sep 28, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet tomorrow, September 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • S. 1301— Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act [Temporary Extension of Public Debt Limit]

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • Pursuant to guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), all individuals in H-313 are required to wear a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask, except for Members while under recognition.
  • 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.
Sep 19, 2021 Announcement

September 20, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 2119 – Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of September 27 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2119, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement 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, September 23, 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 117-15, showing the text of H.R. 2119 as ordered 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

Sep 19, 2021 Announcement

September 20, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 3992 – Protect Older Job Applicants (POJA) Act

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of September 27 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3992, the Protect Older Job Applicants (POJA) 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, September 23, 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 117-14, showing the text of H.R. 3992 as ordered 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

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