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WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today issued the following statement after House Republicans’ lawsuit attempting to block remote voting by proxy during the coronavirus pandemic was dismissed in District Court:
May 4, 2021
AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR
H.R. 2547 – Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act
The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of May 10 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2547, the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement 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 by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021. Please note that staff must be on the House network, either physically or remotely via virtual private network (VPN), in order to access the online submission form.
Members should draft their amendments to the text of H.R. 2547, as reported by the Committee on Financial Services, 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 Eric Delaney of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.
James P. McGovern
Committee on Rules
The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following:
- Ending Hunger in America: Challenges, Opportunities, and Building the Political Will to Succeed [Original Jurisdiction Hearing]
- This proceeding will be streamed live on rules.house.gov. Information will be provided separately to Members on how to join via the Cisco Webex platform.
- Witnesses for this hearing will be by invitation only.
The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:30 AM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:
This proceeding will be streamed live on rules.house.gov. Information will be provided separately to Members on how to join via the Cisco Webex platform.
Members intending to testify during this meeting should notify the Rules Committee of their interest in order to receive instructions on how to participate.