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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

Jan 13, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Historic Second Impeachment of President Trump
Article charges the president with ‘Incitement of Insurrection’ follow siege on the U.S. Capitol

Jan 8, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Welcomes Members to the House Rules Committee for the 117th Congres

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Announcements

May 3, 2022 Announcement

May 3, 2022

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 2499 – Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2022

Dear Colleague:

 

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of May 9, 2022, to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2499, the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2022.

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, May 6, 2022. 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 117-41, showing the text of H.R. 2499, as ordered 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 Matthew Price of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

May 3, 2022 Announcement

May 3, 2022

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 903 – Rights for the TSA Workforce Act of 2022

Dear Colleague:

 

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of May 9, 2022, to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 903, the Rights for the TSA Workforce Act of 2022.

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, May 6, 2022. 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 117-40, showing the text of H.R. 903, as ordered reported by the Committee on Homeland Security, 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 Lori Ismail of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

Nov 16, 2022 Announcement

November 16, 2022

Members' Day Hearing on Proposed Rules Changes for the 118th Congress

Dear Colleague:

As the Committee on Rules prepares for the 118th Congress, and in conformance with section 3(a) of House Resolution 8, I write to announce our semi-annual Members Day hearing where Members can be heard on their proposed changes to the standing rules of the House. The hearing will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 29, 2022. A formal announcement will follow.

Any Member wishing to testify at the hearing should complete this form by 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Please make one submission per idea. All submissions will be made available to the Committee’s majority and minority staffs. 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.

If you have any questions, please contact the Committee majority at (202) 225-9091 or the Committee minority at (202) 225-9191.

We welcome your input and encourage you to bring your suggestions before the Committee.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

 

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