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Feb 26, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on the American Rescue Plan
Urges passage to crush the coronavirus, return children to the classrooms, get more vaccines to more people, and help struggling Americans

Feb 4, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Resolution Removing Congresswoman Greene from Standing Committees
“Serving on a committee isn’t a right, it’s a privilege. When someone encourages violence against a Member, they should lose that privilege.”

Feb 2, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Tells Members on the House Floor: “The Rules Apply to Us, Too - and It’s Time All of Us Acted Like It”
Supports rule change mandating fines for Members who refuse to follow new safety protocols for the House Chamber

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Announcements

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

Mar 2, 2021 Announcement

March 2, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 1446 – Enhanced 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. 1446, the Enhanced 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. 1446, 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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