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Jun 28, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Urges Passage of Resolution Establishing a Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Capitol

“We will not be intimidated by Donald Trump’s temper tantrums… we will get to the bottom of what happened”

Jun 24, 2021 Press Release

McGovern, Reschenthaler Lead Bipartisan Effort Urging Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Agriculture to Address Food Insecurity Among Military Families

Jun 14, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Bill Repealing 2002 AUMF, Reclaiming Congressional Power Over Matters of War and Peace
Rule also provides for consideration of bill to hold corporations accountable, help investors make informed decisions, and build a more equitable economic recovery

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Jul 14, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will also meet on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

 

 


 

The Committee on Rules will also meet on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

 

 


 

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

 

  • H.R. 8294Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023 [Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2023]

 

**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.

Jul 8, 2022 Announcement

July 8, 2022

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2023

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of July 18 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2023.

To help ensure Members draft their amendments properly and promptly, please read and adhere to the following guidance:

  • Members must draft their amendments to Rules Committee Print 117–55, which contains the text of H.R. 8294, H.R. 8239, H.R. 8255, H.R. 8254, H.R. 8262, and H.R. 8238 as reported by the Committee on Appropriations, with modifications, and which is available on the Rules Committee website.

  • When submitting an amendment, Members must identify which division the amendment modifies.

  • 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 (HOLC), via the Rules Committee’s website by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 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.

  • The rule will follow the prior practice of preventing amendments, offsets, or transfers between divisions. It is the Committee’s intent that amendments affecting more than one division of the bill will not be made in order. For example, amendments may not transfer funds from an account in the Agriculture division to an account in the Interior, Environment division.

  • Limitation, “reach-back,” and across-the-board cut amendments intended to affect multiple divisions, must be submitted as separate amendments to each division. Any amendment that would traditionally come at the end of a bill should be drafted to the end of the relevant division.

  • Members should use the Office of Legislative Counsel (HOLC) to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. To help expedite drafting requests, drafting templates can be found on the Rules Committee website. When requesting amendments to simply transfer amounts in the bill from one account to another, please follow HOLC’s Process for Requests to Legislative Counsel for Drafting of “2(f)” Dollar Transfer Amendments.

  • If HOLC is unable to provide their drafting services before the submission deadline, Members may submit amendments written using the posted templates. Members are urged to re-submit any such amendment as a revision upon receipt of a formal draft from HOLC.

  • Members may not digitally edit HOLC PDFs prior to submission. If a Member must edit an HOLC draft prior to submission, do so by printing, hand correcting, and scanning so it is clear there is a non-HOLC change. Members are still urged to re-submit any such hand revision upon receipt of an updated formal draft from HOLC.

  • Members should also check with the Committee on Appropriations for technical and subject matter expertise and the Congressional Budget Office for a preliminary assessment of their amendment’s budgetary effect.

  • Additionally, Members should consult 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. At times of particularly high-volume amendment drafting, these offices may not be able to provide guidance before the submission deadline—Members may submit unreviewed amendments to the Committee.

  • The Rules Committee does not intend to make in order amendments that are in violation of House rules or budget rules and would require a waiver.

If you have any questions about:

  • Division A (Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development), please contact Eric Delaney.
  • Division B (Agriculture, Rural Development), please contact Caitlin Hodgkins.
  • Division C (Energy and Water Development), please contact Lori Ismail.
  • Division D (Financial Services and General Government), please contact Matt Price.
  • Division E (Interior, Environment), please contact Liz Pardue.
  • Division F (Military Construction, Veterans Affairs), please contact Eric Delaney.

For general questions, please contact the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Jul 8, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will also meet on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • S. 3373Protecting Our Gold Star Families Education Act [Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022]

 


 

 

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

 

  • H.R. 7900National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023
  • H.R. 8296Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022
  • H.R. 8297Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022
  • H.R. 6538Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022 [Rule Markup Only]

 

**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.

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