Press Releases

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



Jun 16, 2021 Announcement

June 16, 2021


H.R. 2062 – Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of June 21 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2062, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination 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 Monday, June 21, 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 117-6, which contains the text of H.R. 2062, 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 Lori Ismail of the Committee staff at (202) 225-9091.



James P. McGovern


Committee on Rules

Jun 16, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet today, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12:15 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following emergency measure:

  • S. 475Juneteenth National Independence Day Act



  • This proceeding will be streamed live on Information will be provided separately to Members on how to join via the Cisco Webex platform.

Jun 10, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol  on the following measures:

  • H.R. 1187ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2021 [Corporate Governance Improvement and Investor Protection Act]
  • H.R. 256To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.



  • [updated June 11] The Committee will be following the latest guidance from the Attending Physician, which discontinues the requirement to wear a face covering while in H-313 for individuals who are fully vaccinated. The guidance preserves the requirement for mask wear and social distance separations for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

  • 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.