Press Releases

Apr 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — On the House Floor today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) managed a rule for consideration of H. Res. 271, a resolution condemning the Trump administration’s legal campaign to take away Americans’ health care.

Feb 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today welcomed two new Majority members appointed to the committee for the 116th Congress: Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), who also served on the committee during the 111thCongress, and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11).



Oct 7, 2019 Announcement

October 7, 2019


H.R. 1815–SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing Act

Dear Colleague:                          

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of October 14 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1815 – SEC Disclosure Effectiveness Testing 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. 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 Thursday, October 10, 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 116-34 which contains the text of H.R. 1815, as reported by the Committee on the Financial Services, with modifications, and 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 225-9091.


James P. McGovern


Committee on Rules


Sep 25, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet today, Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the beginning of the final vote of the upcoming series (approximately 5:45 PM)  in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • S.J. Res. 54 — Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.

Sep 24, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will also meet on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measures:

  • H. Res. 576 — Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the whistleblower complaint of August 12, 2019, made to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.




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


  • H.R. 2203 — Homeland Security Improvement Act [Further consideration]
  • H.R. 3525 — U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act