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Jan 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — On the House Floor today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) led passage of a rule to consider a package of six pre-conferenced spending bills negotiated between the House and Senate Appropriations Committees last Congress and a bill to reopen the Department of Homeland Security through February 28th.

Jan 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today submitted an amendment to H.R. 268, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, to prevent funding in the bill from being used to build President Trump’s border wall.

Jan 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — On the House Floor today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) led passage of a rule to consider a series of four appropriations bills to end the Trump Shutdown and urged the Senate to act.

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Announcements

Mar 9, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST via Cisco Webex on the following emergency measure:

 

**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.

Mar 4, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM EST via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

  • H.R. 842Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021
  • H.R. 8Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021
  • H.R. 1446Enhanced Background Checks 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.

Mar 2, 2021 Announcement

March 2, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of March 8 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks 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, March 5, 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. 8, 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

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