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May 15, 2020 Press Release

On May 15, 2020, the House adopted House Resolution 965 to ensure Congress can continue legislating during COVID-19.

May 14, 2020 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Urges Passage Resolution Temporarily Implementing Remote Voting and Virtual Committee Proceedings

Ensures Congress Can Continue Legislating During the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD), Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Rules Committee Chairman James P.

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Announcements

Sep 10, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

  • H. Res. 908—Condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19.
  • H.R. 2574—Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act of 2019
  • H.R. 2639—Strength in Diversity Act of 2019 [Strength in Diversity Act of 2020]
  • H.R. 2694—Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

Sep 8, 2020 Announcement

September 8, 2020

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 2639—Strength in Diversity Act of 2020

Dear Colleague:                          

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of September 14 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2639 - Strength in Diversity Act of 2020. 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 11, 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 116-62, showing the text of H.R. 2639, as ordered reported by the Committee on Education and Labor, with modification, 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 Lori Ismail of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

 

Aug 19, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measure:

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

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