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Apr 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) released this statement on his presentation to the Democratic Caucus today recommending rules changes that would temporarily implement remote voting during the coronavirus pandemic:

Feb 25, 2020 Press Release

Follows decades of Executive Branch encroachment on Congress’ constitutional role over matters like national emergencies, foreign policy, rulemaking, government funding and our military’s role abroad

 

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Announcements

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

Mar 1, 2021 Announcement

March 1, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 842 – Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) 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. 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) 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 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 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. 842, 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 Eric Delaney of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

Feb 25, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

  • H.R. 1For the People Act of 2021
  • H.R. 1280George Floyd Justice in Policing 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.

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