Press Releases

Oct 28, 2019 Press Release

McGovern will introduce the resolution tomorrow, which will be marked up in the Rules Committee the following day

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.



Feb 6, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 2546 — Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 [Protecting America’s Wilderness Act]
  • H.J. Res. 79 — Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.
Feb 4, 2020 Announcement

February 4, 2020


H.R. 2546—Protecting America’s Wilderness Act

Dear Colleague:                          

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 10 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2546 - Protecting America’s Wilderness 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 Friday, February 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 116-50, showing the text of H.R. 2546, H.R. 2250, H.R. 2199, H.R. 2215, H.R. 1708, and H.R. 2642, as ordered reported by the Committee on Natural Resources, with modifications, 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.


James P. McGovern


Committee on Rules


Feb 3, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 2474 — Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019
  • H.R. 5687 — Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020
  • H. Res. 826 — Expressing disapproval of the Trump administration’s harmful actions towards Medicaid.