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September 24, 2020
Members' Day Hearing on Proposed Rules Changes for the 117th Congress
As the Committee on Rules prepares for the 117th Congress, I write to announce our Members Day hearing at 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday, October 1, 2020, to hear from Members on their proposed changes to the standing rules of the House. Pursuant to House Resolution 965 and the covered period designated by the Speaker on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the proceeding will be conducted virtually and streamed live on rules.house.gov.
This hearing will provide the Committee an opportunity to receive ideas from Members about possible improvements to the rules of the House for the 117th Congress. I welcome your input and want to ensure that all Members are provided an opportunity to participate in this process.
Any Member wishing to testify virtually at the hearing should complete this form by 5pm on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Please make one submission per idea. Instructions on how to participate will be provided separately. 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. If you have any questions, please contact the Committee at (202) 225-9091.
Thank you very much and we look forward to hearing your ideas!
James P. McGovern
Committee on Rules
The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:
- H.R. ____—Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act
- H.R. 4447—Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019 [Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act]
- H.R. 6210—Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
- H.R. 6270—Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act of 2020
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.
September 15, 2020
AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR
H.R. 4447—Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act
The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of September 21 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 4447 - Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. Additionally, the Committee on Rules has temporarily modified its process for accepting amendment submissions in order to accommodate fully remote work.
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, September 18, 2020. After submitting the amendment via the linked form, please follow the instructions in the automated confirmation email to finalize your submission. Amendments will only be considered submitted upon Committee receipt of the follow-up e-mail confirmation reply—please do not bring physical copies of amendments to the Rules Committee in person. 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 Rules Committee Print 116-63, showing the text of the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, 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 202-225-9091.
James P. McGovern
Committee on Rules