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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 8, 2022 Announcement

March 8, 2022

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 963 – FAIR Act of 2022

Dear Colleague:

 

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of March 13, 2022, to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 963, the FAIR Act of 2022.

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, March 11, 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 117-34, showing the text of H.R. 963, as ordered reported by the Committee on the Judiciary, 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 Matthew Price of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

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.

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