Press Releases

May 26, 2020 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Responds to Republican Lawsuit Challenging Remote Voting Rule

May 21, 2020 Press Release

Chairman McGovern: McConnell is Flat-Out Wrong on the House’s Remote Voting Procedure

May 15, 2020 Press Release

On May 15, 2020, the House adopted House Resolution 965 to ensure Congress can continue legislating during COVID-19.



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.


James P. McGovern


Committee on Rules


Feb 24, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:



  • Pursuant to updated guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), mask wear is now optional for individuals in H-313.
  • 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.


This notice was originally sent with the below note:

  • Pursuant to guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), all individuals in H-313 are required to wear a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask, except for Members while under recognition.
Feb 18, 2022 Announcement

February 18, 2022


H.R. 3967 – Honoring our PACT Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:


The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 28, 2022, to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3967, the Honoring our PACT 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 Thursday, February 24, 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 117-33, showing the text of H.R. 3967, as ordered reported by the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, with modifications, 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.



James P. McGovern


Committee on Rules