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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

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

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Announcements

Jan 29, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:30 PM EST via Cisco Webex on the following items:

 

**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.

Jan 26, 2021 Announcement

January 26, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 447 – National Apprenticeship Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:                  

        

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 replyplease 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.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

Jan 12, 2021 Announcement

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.

 

**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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