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Press Releases

Aug 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today issued the following statement after House Republicans’ lawsuit attempting to block remote voting by proxy during the coronavirus pandemic was dismissed in District Court:

Jul 29, 2020 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Comprehensive Appropriations Measure that Includes Emergency Funding to Confront the Coronavirus & Promote an Economic Recovery

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

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Announcements

Apr 16, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:30 AM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

 

**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.

Apr 9, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

  • H.R. 7Paycheck Fairness Act
  • H.R. 1195Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

 

**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.

Apr 6, 2021 Announcement

April 6, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 1195 – Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of April 12 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1195, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers 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 Friday, April 9, 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. 1195, as reported by the Committee on Education and Labor, 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 Eric Delaney of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

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