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Apr 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings (FL-20). Hastings served as Vice Chair of the Rules Committee and was Chairman of its Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process:

Mar 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following joint statement after their respective committees examined possible reforms to the War Powers Resolution to reclaim Congressional authority:

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Jun 21, 2021 Announcement

June 21, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 2662 – IG Independence and Empowerment Act

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of June 28 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2662, the IG Independence and Empowerment Act.

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, June 24, 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. 2662, as reported by the Committee on Oversight and Reform, 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

Jun 18, 2021 Announcement

June 18, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 3684 – INVEST in America Act

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of June 28 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act.

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 Wednesday, June 23, 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 Rules Committee Print 117-8, which contains the text of H.R. 3684, as ordered reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

Sincerely,

 

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

Jun 17, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 2062Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act
  • S.J. Res. 13Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission relating to "Update of Commission's Conciliation Procedures".
  • S.J. Res. 14Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review".
  • S.J. Res. 15Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of Currency relating to “National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders".
  • H.R. 239Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act
  • H.R. 1443LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • The Committee on Rules is following guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP) that requires all individuals who are not fully-vaccinated to wear face coverings and to maintain social distancing separations, which may not be possible in H-313 due to space constraints.

  • 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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