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Press Release - Sessions Votes in Support of Resolution Allowing Speaker to File Amicus Brief in U.S. v. TX Case

Mar 17, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the House Rules Committee, today issued the following statement after voting in favor of a resolution allowing the Speaker of the House to file an amicus brief in the Supreme Court litigation United States v. Texas, which questions the constitutionality of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) policy:

Press Release - Sessions: If President Obama Won’t Take Care to Faithfully Execute Laws, Congress Will

Mar 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the House Rules Committee, today issued the following statement after an original jurisdiction markup and hearing before the Rules Committee on a resolution allowing the Speaker of the House to file an amicus brief in the Supreme Court litigation United States v. Texas, which questions the constitutionality of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) policy:

Press Release - Sessions Votes to Protect Small Businesses from Government Regulations and Expand Internet Service

Mar 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the House Rules Committee, today issued the following statement after voting in favor of a measure that would ensure that small business providers of broadband Internet can devote their limited resources to broadband deployment, rather than compliance with onerous regulatory requirements:

Announcement - Dear Colleague: Requirement for Amendments to Budget Resolutions

Mar 15, 2016

Dear Colleague:

As you begin to contemplate possible amendments to the House Budget Resolution, I want to remind all Members of a continuing requirement that was adopted as part of the opening day Rules Package.  As in past years, the Rules Committee intends to give priority to amendments offered as complete substitutes, but the new requirement is applicable to all amendments.  

Announcement - Amendment Process Announcement for H.R. 2745

Mar 15, 2016

Dear Colleague:                                                   

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of March 21st to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2745, the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2015.

Press Release - Sessions Votes in Favor of the SENSE Act

Mar 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the House Rules Committee, today issued the following statement after voting in favor of a measure that would allow the nation’s energy sector to reclaim “coal refuse,” which would provide lower energy costs, increase job creation and remediate abandoned coal mines:

Announcement - Meeting Announcement for H. Res. 639

Mar 14, 2016

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 3:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure: 

  • H. Res. 639—Authorizing the Speaker to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of the House of Representatives in the matter of United States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15–674.  [OJ Hearing, Markup, and Rule]

**PLEASE NOTE: Witnesses for the OJ hearing will be by invitation only.

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