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Mar 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following joint statement after their respective committees examined possible reforms to the War Powers Resolution to reclaim Congressional authority:

Mar 16, 2021 Press Release

Will explore the limitations of this 1973 law and how the House Rules process could reform it to work more effectively in the modern Congress

Mar 9, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate to Send Historic Rescue Plan to President Biden
Legislation will help crush the coronavirus, return children to the classrooms, get more vaccines to more people, and help struggling Americans

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Jun 23, 2021 Announcement

June 23, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 3684 – INVEST in America Act (Drinking Water/Clean Water Provisions)

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of June 28 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, including for drinking water/clean water provisions just posted online as Rules Committee Print 117-9.

Any Member wishing to offer an amendment to the divisions contained in this new Rules Committee Print 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 Monday, June 28, 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 Rules Committee Print 117-9, which contains the text of H.R. 1915, H.R. 3291, and H.R. 3293, as ordered reported by the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Transportation and Infrastructure, with modifications, and which is available on the Rules Committee website. This text just became available following the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s markup earlier today.

Please note that it is vital to select the correct entry in the online submission form to ensure each amendment receives full consideration. Select the “bill” as follows:

  • For late amendments to the surface transportation provisions (RCP 117-8), select “H.R. 3684 (RCP 117-8 Surface Transportation) - INVEST in America Act” in the drop-down menu.

  • For amendments to the drinking water/clean water provisions (RCP 117-9) select “H.R. 3684 (RCP 117-9 Water) - INVEST in America Act” in the drop-down menu.

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

Jun 21, 2021 Announcement

June 21, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 2662 – IG Independence and Empowerment Act

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of June 28 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2662, the IG Independence and Empowerment 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 Thursday, June 24, 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. 2662, as reported by the Committee on Oversight and Reform, 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

Jun 18, 2021 Announcement

June 18, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 3684 – INVEST in America Act

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of June 28 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America 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 Wednesday, June 23, 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 Rules Committee Print 117-8, which contains the text of H.R. 3684, as ordered reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 Rose Laughlin of the Committee staff at (202) 225-9091.

Sincerely,

 

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

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