Press Releases

Jan 30, 2023 Press Release

As prepared for delivery:

We are here for the adoption of the committee rules and other business related to the organization of the committee for the 118th Congress.

Before we begin today’s organizational meeting, I wanted to take a minute to welcome everyone to the Rules Committee. 

Jan 23, 2023 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, welcomed Republican members appointed to the committee by Speaker Kevin McCarthy for the 118th Congress.

Jan 10, 2023 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) was officially appointed Chairman of the House Rules Committee for the 118th Congress by Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Before consideration on the House floor, every major piece of legislation must first pass through the Rules Committee. 



Jan 31, 2024 Announcement

The Committee has reconvened.

The Committee stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.

The Committee on Rules will meet Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 8:00 AM ET in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measures:

  • H.R. 7160 – SALT Marriage Penalty Elimination Act
  • H. Res. 987 – Denouncing the harmful, anti-American energy policies of the Biden administration, and for other purposes.
Jan 23, 2024 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet Monday, January 29, 2024 at 4:00 PM ET in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 5585 – Agent Raul Gonzalez Officer Safety Act
  • H.R. 6976 – Protect Our Communities from DUIs Act
  • H.R. 6678 – Consequences for Social Security Fraud Act
  • H.R. 6679 – No Immigration Benefits for Hamas Terrorists Act
Jan 18, 2024 Announcement


H.R. 6679 - No Immigration Benefits for Hamas Terrorists Act

Dear Colleague:                  

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of January 29th to provide for floor consideration of H.R. 6679.

If a Member wishes to offer an amendment for consideration, they 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 3:00 PM on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.  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 118-24, 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 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 Emily Ackerman of the Committee staff at or at 202-225-9191.


Tom Cole


House Committee on Rules