Announcements

Sep 21, 2018 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 6756 — American Innovation Act of 2018
  • H.R. 6757 — Family Savings Act of 2018
  • H.R. 6760 — Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018

 

Sep 21, 2018 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • Conference Report to accompany H.R. 6157 — Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 [Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019]
  • H. Res. 1071 — Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.

 

Sep 12, 2018 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will reconvene at 7:40 PM. At that time, the Committee will consider the following additional emergency measure:

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The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 3798 — Save American Workers Act of 2017

 

Sep 7, 2018 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 3798 — Save American Workers Act of 2017

 

Sep 5, 2018 Announcement

Members’ Day Hearing on Proposed Rules Changes for the 116th Congress

Dear Colleague,

I wanted to inform Members of an important hearing my subcommittee will be holding when we return from the August District Work Period.  As we have done in previous Congresses, the Rules Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House will hold a Members’ Day hearing on Thursday, September 13th, 2018, regarding proposed changes to the standing rules of the House.  A formal announcement to follow.

The purpose of this hearing is to receive input from Members about possible improvements to House Rules for the 116th Congress.  Members with ideas should begin working on their proposals during the District Work Period.  Although this will not be the only chance for Members to propose changes to the House Rules package for the 116th Congress, the hearing will provide a significant opportunity for Members to have their ideas heard.  I welcome your input and encourage you to bring your suggestions before the Subcommittee. 

Any Member wishing to testify should submit a request to 116RulesPackage@mail.house.gov by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, September 10th.  I also ask that you submit a short summary of your proposal and any legislative text that may be available with your request to testify.  If you have any questions, please contact myself or Sally Rose Larson of my staff at Sally.Larson@mail.house.gov or 225-9893.

Sincerely,

Doug Collins

Sep 5, 2018 Announcement

The Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House of the Committee on Rules will meet Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM in H-313 The Capitol on the following:

  • Members' Day Hearing on Proposed Rules Changes for the 116th Congress
  • Dear Colleague (dated August 16, 2018)
Aug 31, 2018 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 6691 — Community Safety and Security Act of 2018 

 

Aug 28, 2018 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 1635 — Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act
  • H.R. 4606 — Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act

 

Aug 28, 2018 Announcement

August 28, 2018

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 1635 –  Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act 

Dear Colleague:                                                   

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of September 3rd to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1635, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling 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 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 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 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 introduced, 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 myself or Karas Gross of the Committee staff at 225-9191.

Sincerely,

                                                             PETE SESSIONS

Aug 28, 2018 Announcement

August 28, 2018

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 4606 – Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act

Dear Colleague:                                                   

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of September 3rd to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 4606, the Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access 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 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 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  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 reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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 myself or Annie Minkler of the Committee staff at 225-9191.

Sincerely,

                                                            PETE SESSIONS

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