Press Releases

Apr 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings (FL-20). Hastings served as Vice Chair of the Rules Committee and was Chairman of its Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process:

Mar 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following joint statement after their respective committees examined possible reforms to the War Powers Resolution to reclaim Congressional authority:

Mar 16, 2021 Press Release

Will explore the limitations of this 1973 law and how the House Rules process could reform it to work more effectively in the modern Congress

Mar 9, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate to Send Historic Rescue Plan to President Biden
Legislation will help crush the coronavirus, return children to the classrooms, get more vaccines to more people, and help struggling Americans

Feb 26, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on the American Rescue Plan
Urges passage to crush the coronavirus, return children to the classrooms, get more vaccines to more people, and help struggling Americans

Feb 4, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Resolution Removing Congresswoman Greene from Standing Committees
“Serving on a committee isn’t a right, it’s a privilege. When someone encourages violence against a Member, they should lose that privilege.”

Feb 2, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Tells Members on the House Floor: “The Rules Apply to Us, Too - and It’s Time All of Us Acted Like It”
Supports rule change mandating fines for Members who refuse to follow new safety protocols for the House Chamber

Jan 13, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Historic Second Impeachment of President Trump
Article charges the president with ‘Incitement of Insurrection’ follow siege on the U.S. Capitol

Jan 8, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Welcomes Members to the House Rules Committee for the 117th Congres

Jan 4, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Brings Historic Rules Package to the House Floor to Make Sweeping Ethics Reforms and Increase Accountability and Inclusivity in Congress

**Video of his remarks is available here**

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