On May 15, 2020, the House adopted House Resolution 965 to ensure Congress can continue legislating during COVID-19.
Chairman McGovern Urges Passage Resolution Temporarily Implementing Remote Voting and Virtual Committee Proceedings
Ensures Congress Can Continue Legislating During the Coronavirus Pandemic
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD), Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Rules Committee Chairman James P.
January 26, 2021
AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR
H.R. 447 – National Apprenticeship Act of 2021
The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 1 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 447, the National Apprenticeship 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 Friday, January 29, 2021. After submitting the amendment via the linked form, please follow the instructions in the automated confirmation email to finalize your submission.
Amendments will only be considered submitted upon Committee receipt of the follow-up e-mail confirmation reply–please do not bring physical copies of amendments to the Rules Committee in person. 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. 447, 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 Rose Laughlin of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.
James P. McGovern
Committee on Rules
The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST via Cisco Webex on the following emergency measure:
- H. Res. 24—Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
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.
The Committee on Rules will hold its organizational meeting for the 117th Congress on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST via Cisco Webex.
PLEASE NOTE: Additionally, the Committee on Rules will meet immediately following the organizational meeting on the following measure:
- H. Res. 21—Calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President.