Announcements

Sep 19, 2021 Announcement

September 20, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 3110 – PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of September 27 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3110, the PUMP for Nursing Mothers 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, September 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 H.R. 3110, as reported by the Committee on Education and Labor, 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

Sep 16, 2021 Announcement

The Committee will reconvene at 2:30 PM EDT today, Tuesday, September 21, 2021. At that time, the Committee will consider the following additional emergency measure:

 

  • H.R. 5305— Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act

The Committee stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.


The Committee will reconvene at 10:15 AM EDT today, Tuesday, September 21, 2021. At that time, the Committee will consider the following emergency measure:

 

  • H.R. _____— An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for providing emergency assistance, and for other purposes

The Committee stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.


The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

 

  • H.R. 3755— Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021
  • H.R. _____— An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for providing emergency assistance, and for other purposes
  • H.R. 4350— National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • Pursuant to guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), all individuals in H-313 are required to wear a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask, except for Members while under recognition.
  • 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.
Sep 7, 2021 Announcement

September 7, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 4350 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

 

Dear Colleague:                    

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of September 20 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 4350 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022.

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 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 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 117-13 showing the text of H.R. 4350 as reported by the Committee on Armed Services, 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 Lori Ismail of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

Aug 24, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 12:30 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol for further consideration of the following measures:

  • S. Con. Res. 14Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2022 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2023 through 2031.
  • H.R. 4John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021
  • Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • Pursuant to guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), all individuals in H-313 are required to wear a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask, except for Members while under recognition.

  • 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.

Aug 24, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 10:30 AM EDT in H-313, The Capitol for further consideration of the following measures:

  • S. Con. Res. 14Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2022 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2023 through 2031.
  • H.R. 4John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021
  • Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • Pursuant to guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), all individuals in H-313 are required to wear a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask, except for Members while under recognition.

  • 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.

Aug 19, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • S. Con. Res. 14Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2022 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2023 through 2031.
  • H.R. 4John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021
  • Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • Pursuant to guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), all individuals in H-313 are required to wear a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask, except for Members while under recognition.

  • 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 29, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 8:00 AM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • H.R. 4791Protecting Renters from Evictions Act of 2021

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • Pursuant to guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), all individuals in H-313 are required to wear a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask, except for Members while under recognition.

  • 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 23, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 4346Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2022
  • H.R. 4373Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2022
  • H.R. 4505Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • The Committee on Rules is following guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP) that requires all individuals who are not fully-vaccinated to wear face coverings and to maintain social distancing separations, which may not be possible in H-313 due to space constraints.

  • 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 22, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 4502Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022 [Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2022]

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • The Committee on Rules is following guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP) that requires all individuals who are not fully-vaccinated to wear face coverings and to maintain social distancing separations, which may not be possible in H-313 due to space constraints.

  • 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 20, 2021 Announcement

July 20, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 4373 – Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2022

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of July 26 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 4373, the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2022.

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

  • Members must draft their amendments to H.R. 4373, as reported by the Committee on Appropriations, which is available on the Rules Committee website.
  • 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 Friday, July 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 use the Office of Legislative Counsel 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. If the Office of Legislative Counsel 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 the Office of Legislative Counsel.
  • 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, please contact Lori Ismail of the Committee staff at 225-9091.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

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