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Jan 4, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Brings Historic Rules Package to the House Floor to Make Sweeping Ethics Reforms and Increase Accountability and Inclusivity in Congress

**Video of his remarks is available here**

Jan 1, 2021 Press Release

Pelosi and McGovern Unveil Details of Rules Package for the 117th Congress

Dec 3, 2020 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Brings Historic Legislation to the House Floor to Reform Federal Cannabis Law and Make Restorative Justice a Reality

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Announcements

Mar 2, 2021 Announcement

March 2, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of March 8 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021.

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, March 5, 2021. 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 H.R. 8, as introduced, 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.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

Mar 2, 2021 Announcement

March 2, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 1446 – Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of March 8 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021.

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, March 5, 2021. 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 H.R. 1446, as introduced, 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.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

Mar 1, 2021 Announcement

March 1, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 842 – Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of March 8 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021.

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 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. 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 H.R. 842, as introduced, 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 Eric Delaney of the Committee staff at 202-225-9091.

 

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

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