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Jan 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) tonight advanced the bipartisan Agriculture, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Financial Services-General Government, and Interior-Environment Appropriations bills to the House Floor to end the Trump Shutdown ahead of the president’s address tonight.

Jan 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today welcomed new members appointed to the committee for the 116th Congress. Four members were appointed this morning, including Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), Rep. Joseph D. Morelle (NY-25), and Rep. Donna E. Shalala (FL-27).

Jan 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —In a series of speeches today on the House Floor, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) began consideration of the rules package for the 116th Congress. These historic reforms will modernize Congress, create a more accommodating legislative process, and hold the Trump Administration accountable on day one of this new Congress.

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Announcements

Jan 2, 2020 Announcement

January 2, 2020

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 535–PFAS Action Act of 2019

Dear Colleague:                          

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of January 6 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 535 – PFAS Action Act of 2019.

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 factual summary 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, January 7, 2020. 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 116-45, showing the text of H.R. 535, as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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

Chairman

Committee on Rules

 

Dec 18, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will reconvene today at 4:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol for further consideration of the following measure:

  • H.R. 5377 — Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

 

  • H.R. 5377 — Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act
Dec 13, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H. Res. 755 — Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.

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