Press Releases

Oct 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today condemned a bill introduced by Congressmen Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would give the House of Representatives increased ability to meddle in local District of Columbia affairs. H.R. 4445 would double the Congressional review period for legislation passed by the D.C.

Sep 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, announced a subcommittee hearing discussing ways to increase community resilience and the impacts that natural disasters have on the budget process on Tuesday, September 24th at 2:45PM (EDT) in H-313, the Capitol. As once-

Jun 19, 2019 Press Release

Supports SNAP, rebuilds infrastructure, combats gun violence, and prohibits President Trump from diverting funds from military construction projects to build his unnecessary border wall 



Jul 5, 2016 Announcement

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

Please Note:  The Committee will meet on H.R. 4361 as scheduled.  


The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measures: 

  • H.R. 4361—Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2016 
  • H.R. 5611—Homeland Safety and Security Act
May 13, 2016 Announcement

Dear Colleague:

I would like to remind all Members that H.R. 4909, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, will be before the Committee on Rules the week of May 16th. 

Due to the large number of amendments received, and in order to accommodate the House floor schedule, the Committee intends to make in order a group of amendments as part of the general debate rule, which was previously announced for Monday, May 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM.       

This group of amendments will be posted on the Rules Committee website after filing of the rule on Monday evening.  While sponsors of these amendments made in order will not have the opportunity to testify before the Committee, any statement for the official committee record is welcome to be submitted before 3:00 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in H-312 The Capitol. 

Additional amendments will be made in order at the Committee’s amendment consideration meeting on Tuesday.  Members whose amendments were not made in order under the general debate rule and who wish to testify before the Committee are invited to do so at this meeting. 

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