Announcements

Jul 15, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will reconvene at 9:15 PM. At that time, the Committee will consider the following additional emergency measure:

  • H. Res. 489—Condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress



The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 3494—Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020  
  • H.R. 582—Raise the Wage Act  
  • H. Res. ___ (H. Rept. 116-125)—Resolution Recommending that the House of Representatives find William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States, and Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Commerce, in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with Subpoenas Duly Issued by the Committee on Oversight and Reform  
Jul 11, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 3494—Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020  
  • H.R. 582—Raise the Wage Act  
  • H. Res. ___ (H. Rept. 116-125)—Resolution Recommending that the House of Representatives find William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States, and Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Commerce, in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with Subpoenas Duly Issued by the Committee on Oversight and Reform  
Jul 8, 2019 Announcement

July 8, 2019

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 3494–Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020

Dear Colleague:                                                   

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of July 15 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3494, the Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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 Thursday, July 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 116-22, which contains the text of H.R. 3494, as ordered reported by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, 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 225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Jul 5, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 2500—National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020  

 

The Committee on Rules may continue consideration of H.R. 2500 on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol.  

Jun 27, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • Senate amendment to H.R. 3401—Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019  
Jun 25, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will reconvene on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM in H-313, The Capitol to continue consideration of the following emergency measure:

  • H.R. 3401 — Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019 [Rule Markup]

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This meeting is postponed subject to the call of the Chair. We expect to reconvene today.

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The Committee on Rules will reconvene on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM in H-313, The Capitol to continue consideration of the following emergency measure:

  • H.R. 3401 — Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019 [Rule Markup]

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The Committee on Rules will also meet on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • H.R. 3401 — Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019

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The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 3351 — Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2020
  • H.R. 2722 — Securing America’s Federal Elections Act

 

Jun 18, 2019 Announcement

June 18, 2019

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 2500–National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

Dear Colleague:                                                   

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of July 8 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.

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 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 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 116-19, which contains the text of H.R. 2500, as reported by the Committee on Armed Services, 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 or Matthew Price of the Committee staff at 225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Jun 21, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will also meet on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • H.R. 3401 — Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019

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The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 3351 — Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2020
  • H.R. 2722 — Securing America’s Federal Elections Act

 

Jun 20, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 3351—Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2020
  • H.R. 2722—Securing America’s Federal Elections Act

 

Jun 20, 2019 Announcement

June 20, 2019

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 3351–Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2020

Dear Colleague:                                                   

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of June 24 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 3351, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2020.

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 15 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, June 24, 2019. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified.  Members should draft their amendments to the text of H.R. 3351, as reported by the Committee on Appropriationswhich 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. To help expedite drafting requests, drafting templates can be found on the Rules Committee website. If the Office of Legislative Counsel 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 the Office of Legislative Counsel.

Members should 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 Committee.  

The Rules Committee does not intend to make in order amendments that are in violation of House rules or budget rules and would require a waiver.

If you have any questions, please contact Rose Laughlin of the Committee staff at 225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

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