Announcements

Mar 9, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 1:30 AM EST via Cisco Webex on the following emergency measures:

  • Senate Amendment to H.R. 2471Haiti Development, Accountability, and Institutional Transparency Initiative Act [Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022]
  • H.J. Res. 75Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2022
  • H.R. 6968Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

Mar 10, 2022 Announcement

March 10, 2022

Member Day Hearing on Proxy Voting and Remote Committee Proceedings as Established by H. Res. 965 of the 116th Congress

Dear Colleague:

On Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 9:00 AM EDT, the Committee on Rules will meet to hear from Members about how proxy voting and remote committee proceedings have worked over the past twenty-two months, how they have helped Congress safely operate through the public health emergency, and whether these tools have utility beyond the public health emergency. I invite you to provide testimony on your experiences and views on this important matter.

The hearing will be held in H-313, however any member wishing to testify but unable to participate in-person is welcome to do so virtually. Democratic Members wishing to testify should contact Nate Perkins on the majority staff and Republican Members wishing to testify should contact Hannah Gill on the minority staff , each by 5pm on Monday, March 14, 2022

If you have any questions about this Member Day hearing, please contact Caitlin Hodgkins of the Rules Committee majority staff .

The Committee looks forward to hearing your testimony.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

 

Feb 24, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • Pursuant to updated guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), mask wear is now optional for individuals in H-313.
  • 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.

 

This notice was originally sent with the below 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.
Feb 18, 2022 Announcement

February 18, 2022

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 3967 – Honoring our PACT Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:

 

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 28, 2022, to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3967, the Honoring our PACT 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 Thursday, February 24, 2022. 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 117-33, showing the text of H.R. 3967, as ordered reported by the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, 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

Feb 3, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will also meet today, February 7, 2022 during its ongoing meeting via Cisco Webex on the following emergency measure:

  • H.R. 6617Further Additional Extending Government Funding Act

 


 

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST via Cisco Webex on the following measure:

  • H.R. 3076Postal Service Reform 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.

Jan 28, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM EST via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

  • H.R. 4445Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021
  • H.R. 3485Global Respect Act
  • H.R. 4521Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2021 [America COMPETES Act of 2022]

 

**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.

Jan 25, 2022 Announcement

January 25, 2022

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 4521 – America COMPETES Act of 2022

Dear Colleague:

 

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of January 31, 2022, to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 4521, the America COMPETES Act of 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 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022. 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 117-31, showing the text of the America COMPETES Act of 2022, and 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

Jan 24, 2022 Announcement

January 24, 2022

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 3485 – Global Respect Act

Dear Colleague:

 

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of January 31, 2022, to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3485, the Global Respect 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 Friday, January 28, 2022. 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 117-30, showing the text of H.R. 3485, as reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs, with modifications, and 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 or Lori Ismail of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

Jan 24, 2022 Announcement

January 24, 2022

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 4445 – Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:

 

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of January 31, 2022, to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 4445, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment 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, January 28, 2022. 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 117-29, showing the text of H.R. 4445, as ordered reported by the Committee on the Judiciary, with modifications, and 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

Jan 12, 2022 Announcement

The Committee on Rules’ Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process will meet on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST via Cisco Webex on the following:

 

**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.
  • Witnesses for this hearing will be by invitation only.

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