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Dec 14, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Rule for Bill to Combat Islamophobia Worldwide

Dec 7, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Announces Roundtable on Hunger in Rural America 

Twelfth in a series of events examining the steps Congress and the Biden administration can take to finally end food insecurity in this country

 

Dec 5, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Statement on the Passing of Senator Bob Dole

 

WASHINGTON, DC —House Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement on the passing of Senator Bob Dole:

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Announcements

May 6, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will also meet during its ongoing meeting on the following emergency measure, with consideration not beginning before 4:15 PM EDT:

  • H.R. 7691Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022

 


 

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 903Rights for the TSA Workforce Act of 2021
  • H.R. 2499Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2022
  • H.R. 5129Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2022

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • Members intending to join the proceeding virtually should notify the Committee’s majority staff as soon as possible in order to receive instructions for connecting via the Cisco WebEx platform.

May 3, 2022 Announcement

May 3, 2022

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 5129 – Community Services Block Grant Modernization 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. 5129, the Community Services Block Grant Modernization 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 117-42, showing the text of H.R. 5129, 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 Rose Laughlin 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. 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

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