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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:

Jul 29, 2020 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Comprehensive Appropriations Measure that Includes Emergency Funding to Confront the Coronavirus & Promote an Economic Recovery

Jun 25, 2020 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Urges Passage of Sweeping Policing Reforms to Address Systemic Racism and Help Save Lives

Unprecedented reforms include banning chokeholds, stopping no-knock warrants, combating racial profiling, and mandating data collection

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Announcements

Mar 9, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:30 PM EST via Cisco Webex on the following emergency measures:

  • Senate Amendment to H.R. 2471Haiti Development, Accountability, and Institutional Transparency Initiative Act [Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022]
  • H.J. Res. 75Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2022
  • H.R. 6968Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act
  • H.R. 7007COVID Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

Mar 9, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:30 AM EST via Cisco Webex on the following emergency measures:

  • Senate Amendment to H.R. 2471Haiti Development, Accountability, and Institutional Transparency Initiative Act [Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022]
  • H.J. Res. 75Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2022
  • H.R. 6968Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

Mar 10, 2022 Announcement

March 10, 2022

Member Day Hearing on Proxy Voting and Remote Committee Proceedings as Established by H. Res. 965 of the 116th Congress

Dear Colleague:

On Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 9:00 AM EDT, the Committee on Rules will meet to hear from Members about how proxy voting and remote committee proceedings have worked over the past twenty-two months, how they have helped Congress safely operate through the public health emergency, and whether these tools have utility beyond the public health emergency. I invite you to provide testimony on your experiences and views on this important matter.

The hearing will be held in H-313, however any member wishing to testify but unable to participate in-person is welcome to do so virtually. Democratic Members wishing to testify should contact Nate Perkins on the majority staff and Republican Members wishing to testify should contact Hannah Gill on the minority staff , each by 5pm on Monday, March 14, 2022

If you have any questions about this Member Day hearing, please contact Caitlin Hodgkins of the Rules Committee majority staff .

The Committee looks forward to hearing your testimony.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

 

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