WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement in response to the passage of a measure to provide necessary funding to aid those impacted by Hurricane Harvey:
The Committee on Rules will meet on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following emergency measure:
- Senate Amendment to H.R. 601 — READ Act [Hurricane Supplemental, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations, and Flood Insurance Package]
The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 4:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:
- H.R. 3354 — Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018 [Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018]
The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of September 4th to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3354, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018, which is the legislative vehicle for the remaining appropriations bills [Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018].
The Committee on Rules is likely to issue an amendment deadline prior to our return from the August district work period for consideration of the remaining eight appropriations bills. The remaining bills reported by the Committee on Appropriations include: Agriculture; Commerce Justice, Science; Financial Services and General Governmental; Homeland Security; Interior; Labor, HHS, and Education; State and Foreign Operations; Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development—all of which can be found on their website.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week the Rules Committee held three meetings, heard testimony from dozens of Members, and made in order 126 amendments on the Make America Secure Appropriations Act – a four-piece national security funding package for Defense Appropriations, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations, Energy and Water Appropriations, and Legislative Branch Appropriations. U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House released a statement regarding the passage of this important package: