Announcements

Jul 13, 2023 Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT

H.R. 4366 – Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024

Dear Colleague:                  

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of July 24th to provide for floor consideration of H.R. 4366.

If a Member wishes to offer an amendment for consideration, they must submit a searchable electronic copy of the amendment, which should be provided by the Office of Legislative Counsel (HOLC), via the Rules Committee website by 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 19, 2023.  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. 4366, which is available on the Rules Committee website.

Members should use HOLC 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. Additionally, Members who wish to offer “2(f)” dollar transfer amendments should follow the instructions on the Legislative Counsel homepage to expedite the preparation and review of their amendments.

If HOLC 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 HOLC.

Members may not digitally edit HOLC PDFs prior to submission. If a Member must edit an HOLC draft prior to submission, please do so by printing, hand correcting, and scanning so it is clear there is a non-HOLC change. Members are still urged to re-submit any such hand revision upon receipt of an updated formal draft from HOLC.

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 Rules Committee while they await formal guidance.    

The Rules Committee will not make in order amendments that are in violation of House rules or budget rules and would require a waiver, including clause 2 of Rule XXI, which prevents authorizing on an appropriations bill.  If you have any questions, please contact Emily Ackerman of the Committee staff at Emily.Ackerman@mail.house.gov or at 202-225-9191.



Sincerely,

Tom Cole

Chairman

House Committee on Rules

Jul 12, 2023 Announcement

The Committee has reconvened.


The Commitee will reconvene at 10:15 PM.


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


The Committee has reconvened.


The Committee stands in recess until the start of the last vote of this series.


The Committee on Rules will meet Monday, July 17, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 3935 – Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act
  • H.R. 3941 – Schools Not Shelters Act
Jul 11, 2023 Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT

H.R. 3941 – Schools Not Shelters Act

Dear Colleague:                  

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of July 17th to provide for floor consideration of H.R. 3941.

If a Member wishes to offer an amendment for consideration, they 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 AM on Monday, July 17, 2023.  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. 3941, 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 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 Shepard of the Committee staff at Eric.Shepard@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-9191.

Sincerely,

Tom Cole

Chairman

House Committee on Rules

Jul 5, 2023 Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT

H.R. 3935 – Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act

Dear Colleague,

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of July 17th to provide for floor consideration of H.R. 3935, the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act.

If a Member wishes to offer an amendment for consideration, they 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 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.  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 118-11, 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 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 Shepard of the Committee staff at Eric.Shepard@mail.house.gov.



Sincerely,

Tom Cole

Chairman

House Committee on Rules

Jun 26, 2023 Announcement

The Commitee has reconvened.


The Committee will reconvene at 11:00 PM.


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


The Committee has reconvened.


The Committee will reconvene at 11:00 PM.


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


The Committee on Rules will meet Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 2670 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024
Jun 20, 2023 Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT

H.R. 2670 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024

Dear Colleague,

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of July 10th to provide for floor consideration of H.R. 2670, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024.

If a Member wishes to offer an amendment for consideration, they 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 4:00 PM on Friday, June 30, 2023.  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 118-10showing the text of H.R. 2670, as ordered 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 are advised to read the Office of Legislative Counsel’s special guidance for preparing NDAA amendments this year.  Additionally, 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 Jennifer Belair of the Committee staff at Jennifer.Belair@mail.house.gov.



Sincerely,

Tom Cole

Chairman

House Committee on Rules

 

Jun 21, 2023 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at the start of the last vote of this series in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • H. Res. ___ - Relating to the resolution (H. Res. 503) impeaching Joseph R. Biden, Jr., President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Jun 13, 2023 Announcement

The Committee has reconvened.


The Committee will reconvene at 6:40 PM.


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


The Committee on Rules will meet Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 3:00 PM ET in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 3799 - CHOICE Arrangement Act
  • H. Res. 461 - Condemning the use of elementary and secondary school facilities to provide shelter for aliens who are not admitted to the United States.
  • H.R. 3564 - Middle Class Borrower Protection Act of 2023 
Jun 13, 2023 Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT

H.R. 3799 – CHOICE Arrangement Act

Dear Colleague:                  

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of June 19th to provide for floor consideration of H.R. 3799.

If a Member wishes to offer an amendment for consideration, they 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 12:00 PM on Friday, June 16, 2023.  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 118-9, 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 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 Steve Waskiewicz of the Committee staff at Steve.Waskiewicz@mail.house.gov or at 202-225-9191.

Sincerely,

Tom Cole

Chairman

House Committee on Rules

Jun 6, 2023 Announcement

The Committee has reconvened.


The Committee will reconvene at approximately 7:15 PM.


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


The Committee on Rules will meet Monday, June 12, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.J. Res. 44 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives relating to "Factoring Criteria for Firearms With Attached 'Stabilizing Braces'"
  • H.R. 277 – REINS Act of 2023 [Rule Markup Only]
  • H.R. 288 – Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2023 [Rule Markup Only]
  • H.R. 1615 – Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act [Rule Markup Only]
  • H.R. 1640 – Save Our Stoves Act [Rule Markup Only]

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