Announcements

Feb 14, 2019 Announcement

Due to the severe weather conditions expected tomorrow, the amendment deadline for H.R. 8 has been extended until 12:00pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

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February 14, 2019

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

Dear Colleague:                                                   

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 25 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 8  Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

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.  Members must also submit 20 hard copies of the amendment, one copy of a brief explanation of the amendment, and an amendment login form to the Rules Committee in room H-312 of the Capitol by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified.  Members should draft their amendments to the text of Rules Committee Print 116-5 which contains the text of H.R. 8, as reported, and 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 of the Committee staff at 225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Feb 14, 2019 Announcement

Due to the severe weather conditions expected tomorrow, the amendment deadline for H.R. 1112 has been extended until 12:00pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

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February 14, 2019

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 1112–Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019

Dear Colleague:                                                   

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 25 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

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.  Members must also submit 20 hard copies of the amendment, one copy of a brief explanation of the amendment, and an amendment login form to the Rules Committee in room H-312 of the Capitol by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified.  Members should draft their amendments to the text of Rules Committee Print 116-6 which contains the text of H.R. 1112, as reported, and 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 of the Committee staff at 225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Feb 13, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • Conference Report to accompany H.J. Res. 31 — Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes. [Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019]

 

Feb 7, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.J. Res. 37—Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.
Feb 7, 2019 Announcement

February 7, 2019

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.J.Res. 37 – Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress

Dear Colleague:                                                   

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 11 to grant a structured rule for H.J.Res. 37 – Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. Due to the privileged nature of the resolution in the Senate, the Committee on Rules expects to make in order only a limited number of amendments for floor consideration.

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.  Members must also submit 20 hard copies of the amendment, one copy of a brief explanation of the amendment, and an amendment login form to the Rules Committee in room H-312 of the Capitol by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified.  Members should draft their amendments to the text of Rules Committee Print 116-4 which contains the text of H.J.Res. 37, as ordered reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and 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 225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Feb 4, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 3:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 840—Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act
  • H. Res. 86—Providing amounts for the expenses of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.
Jan 30, 2019 Announcement

January 30, 2019

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 840 – Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act

Dear Colleague:                                                   

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 4 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 840  Veterans’ Access to Child Care 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.  Members must also submit 20 hard copies of the amendment, one copy of a brief explanation of the amendment, and an amendment login form to the Rules Committee in room H-312 of the Capitol by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified.  Members should draft their amendments to the text of Rules Committee Print 116-3 which contains the text of H.R. 840, as introduced, and 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 of the Committee staff at 225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Jan 25, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 790—Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019

 

Jan 17, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will also meet at 5:00 PM today in H-313 The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • H. J. Res. 31—Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes.

 


 

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 648—Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019

 

Jan 16, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet at 3:45 PM today in H-313, The Capitol on only the following measure:

  • H.J. Res. 28 — Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019

 

The Committee on Rules meeting on the following measure is cancelled:

  • H.J. Res. 30 — Disapproving the President’s proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation.

 

The below announcement was previously made:

The Committee on Rules will also meet on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 3:45 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • H.J. Res. 30—Disapproving the President’s proposal to take an action relating to the application of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation.

The Committee on Rules will still meet on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 3:45 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following previously-announced measure:

  • H.J. Res. 28—Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019

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