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Jan 4, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Brings Historic Rules Package to the House Floor to Make Sweeping Ethics Reforms and Increase Accountability and Inclusivity in Congress

**Video of his remarks is available here**

Jan 1, 2021 Press Release

Pelosi and McGovern Unveil Details of Rules Package for the 117th Congress

Dec 3, 2020 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Brings Historic Legislation to the House Floor to Reform Federal Cannabis Law and Make Restorative Justice a Reality

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Announcements

Jan 24, 2022 Announcement

January 24, 2022

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 4445 – Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:

 

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of January 31, 2022, to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 4445, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment 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 Friday, January 28, 2022. 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 117-29, showing the text of H.R. 4445, as ordered reported by the Committee on the Judiciary, with modifications, 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

Jan 12, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules’ Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process will meet on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST via Cisco Webex on the following:

 

**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.
  • Witnesses for this hearing will be by invitation only.
Jan 12, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet today, January 12, 2022 at 7:20 PM EST 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.

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