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Apr 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) released this statement on his presentation to the Democratic Caucus today recommending rules changes that would temporarily implement remote voting during the coronavirus pandemic:

Feb 25, 2020 Press Release

Follows decades of Executive Branch encroachment on Congress’ constitutional role over matters like national emergencies, foreign policy, rulemaking, government funding and our military’s role abroad

 

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Announcements

Feb 23, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9:30 AM EST via Cisco Webex on the following measure:

  • H.R. ___American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

 

**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.

Feb 22, 2021 Announcement

February 22, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of March 1 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1, the For the People 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 25, 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 H.R. 1, as introduced, 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.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

Feb 19, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST via Cisco Webex on the following items:

  • H.R. 803Colorado Wilderness Act of 2021 [Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act]
  • H.R. 5Equality Act

 

**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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