Announcements

Jan 20, 2011 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in H-313 Capitol on the following measure:

Jan 25, 2011 Announcement

 

Dear Colleague:

 

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet as early as Tuesday, January 25, 2011 to grant a rule for the consideration of H.R. 359, to reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions, which may require that amendments be printed in the Congressional Record prior to their consideration on the Floor.  

The bill was introduced and made available electronically on the Rules Committee website on January 20, 2011.  Members should draft their amendments to the bill as introduced.  

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 to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House.  If you have any questions, please contact myself or Stephanie Smith at x5-9191.

 

Sincerely,  

David Dreier

Jan 17, 2011 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will hold an original jurisdiction hearing and markup on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in H-313 Capitol on the following measure:

Dec 20, 2017 Announcement

This meeting is postponed subject to the call of the Chair.

**Please see S.139—Rapid DNA Act of 2017 [FISA Amendment Reauthorization Act of 2017to see updated information on this measure.**

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The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • H.R. 4478 — FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
Nov 9, 2017 Announcement

Consideration of the following measure has been postponed subject to the call of the chair: 

  • H.R. 4243 — VA Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017

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The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 4243 — VA Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017
Aug 7, 2017 Announcement

The Committee on Rules is likely to issue an amendment deadline prior to our return from the August district work period for consideration of the remaining eight appropriations bills. The remaining bills reported by the Committee on Appropriations include: Agriculture; Commerce Justice, Science; Financial Services and General Governmental; Homeland Security; Interior; Labor, HHS, and Education; State and Foreign Operations; Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development—all of which can be found on their website.

Due to the potential high number of amendments, I strongly encourage you to review the texts of the remaining eight bills ASAP so you can begin to identify priorities that will inform amendment drafting once the text of the consolidated bill is available. This will help to streamline the drafting process once the Rules Committee circulates a deadline.

The Committee intends to consider these bills similar to that of the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, which passed the House in July. Please keep in mind the following:

  • The Committee will not accept amendments until the deadline is announced.
  • All amendments must be drafted to the Rules Committee Print, which will be posted once the formal deadline is announced.
  • It is essential that all amendments be received by the deadline (or sooner) to ensure proper consideration.
  • Bills will be separated by division; you will need to submit amendments to each relevant division. (Divisions will be identified once the deadline is announced)
  • You will not be able to amend, offset or transfer between bills/divisions. (Ex. cannot transfer money between Agriculture & T-HUD)
  • 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 Congressional Budget Office and the Committee on Appropriations for a preliminary assessment of their amendments’ budgetary effects.
  • 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.
  • The committee does not intend to provide waivers of points of order against amendments made in order for consideration on the House floor.

 

If you have any questions, please contact myself or the Committee staff at 225-9191.

 

Sincerely,

PETE SESSIONS

 

Sep 27, 2016 Announcement

Consideration of this measure has been postponed subject to the call of the chair.

The Committee on Rules will meet Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 3:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • H. Res. ___ (H. Rept. 114-792)—Resolution Recommending that the House of Representatives find Bryan Pagliano in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with a Subpoena Duly Issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 
Sep 7, 2016 Announcement

Dear Colleague,

As we return from our August District Work Period, I wanted to inform Members of an important hearing my subcommittee will be holding next week. The Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House will hold a Members Day hearing at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 in H-313 The Capitol on proposed changes to the standing rules of the House. 

The purpose of this hearing is to receive input from Members about possible improvements to the Rules of the House for the 115th Congress, and will build upon the initial hearing the subcommittee held in April. Although this will not be the only chance for Members to propose changes to the House Rules package in the 115th 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 115RulesPackage@mail.house.gov by 5:00 pm on Monday, September 12th.  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 do not hesitate to contact my Subcommittee Staff Director, Justin Barnes, at Justin.Barnes@mail.house.gov, or at 225-2015.

Sincerely,

Steve Stivers

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