Announcements

May 3, 2011 Announcement

May 3, 2011

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of May 9th to grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 754, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011.

Any Member wishing to offer an amendment must submit an electronic copy of the amendment and description via the Committee’s website. Members must also submit 30 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 12 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified. Members should draft their amendments to the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which is posted on the Rules Committee website.

Members should also be advised that the classified Schedule of Authorizations and the classified Annex accompanying the bill will be available for review by Members at the offices of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence beginning any time after the report is filed. It is important that Members keep in mind the requirements of Clause 13 of Rule XXIII, which only permits access to classified information by those Members of the House who have signed the oath provided for in the rule.

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 Office of the Parliamentarian, the Committee on the Budget, and the Congressional Budget Office to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act. If you have any questions, please contact myself or Stephen Cote of the Committee staff at extension 5-9191.

Sincerely,

DAVID DREIER

May 5, 2011 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:

May 9, 2011 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:

May 19, 2011 Announcement

May 19, 2011

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet as early as Monday, May 23, 2011 to grant a rule for the consideration of H.R. 1216, to amend the Public Health Service Act to convert funding for graduate medical education in qualified teaching health centers from direct appropriations to an authorization of appropriations.  The rule may require that amendments be printed in the Congressional Record prior to their consideration.  In order to ensure that you are able to have your amendments considered, all amendments should be submitted for printing in the Congressional Record on the legislative day of Monday, May 23, 2011


H.R. 1216 was reported to the House by the Committee on Energy and Commerce on April 27, 2011.  Members should draft their amendments to the text of the bill as reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which is available on the Rules Committee website.   Also, a more detailed description of the “pre-printing” process can be found 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 Office of the Parliamentarian, the Committee on the Budget, and the Congressional Budget Office to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act.  If you have any questions, please contact myself or Jenny Gorski of the Committee staff at extension 5-9191.

Sincerely,
DAVID DREIER 

May 17, 2011 Announcement

May 17, 2011

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of May 23rd to grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.

Any Member wishing to offer an amendment must submit an electronic copy of the amendment and description via the Committee’s website.  Members must also submit 30 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 3 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2011.  Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified.  Members should draft their amendments to the text of the bill as ordered reported by the Armed Services Committee, which is posted on the Rules Committee website. 

Members should be advised that Chairman McKeon (R-CA) has announced his intent to request that the Rules Committee exclude amendments from consideration that violate the Committee’s earmark guidance.  Chairman McKeon’s request is consistent with the earmark policy adopted by the House majority, and I will recommend that the Rules Committee honor the Chairman’s request.  Chairman McKeon’s earmark guidance can be found on the Rules Committee website.

Members should also use the Office of Legislative Counsel to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. Members should also check with the Office of the Parliamentarian, the Committee on the Budget, and the Congressional Budget Office to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act.  If you have any questions, please contact myself or Stephen Cote of the Committee staff at extension 5-9191.

Sincerely,

DAVID DREIER

May 19, 2011 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure: 

 
May 24, 2011 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure: 

Note: This meeting has been postponed subject to the call of the Chair. 

May 20, 2011 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in H-313 The Capitol for continuing consideration of the following measure:

:: NOTE :: The Rules Committee will first convene on H.R. 1540 on Monday, May 23, 2011

May 20, 2011 Announcement

May 20, 2011

Dear Colleague: 

            The Committee on Rules may meet the week of May 23rd to grant a rule that could limit the amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1745, the Jobs, Opportunity, Benefits, and Services Act of 2011.  The bill was ordered reported on May 11th by the Committee on Ways and Means.

            Any Member wishing to offer an amendment must submit an electronic copy of the amendment and description via the Committee’s website.  Members must also submit 30 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 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.  Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified.  Members should draft their amendments to the text of the manager’s amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means. Both the text of the manager’s amendment in the nature of a substitute and the text of the bill as reported are 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 Office of the Parliamentarian, the Committee on the Budget, and the Congressional Budget Office to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act.  If you have any questions, please contact myself or Adam Jarvis of the Committee staff at extension 5-9191.

 

Sincerely,

DAVID DREIER

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