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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 

Jun 11, 2019 Press Release

Resolution also reaffirms that committee chairs may go to federal court to seek civil enforcement of all subpoenas when authorized by the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group

**Video of his speech is available here**

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Announcements

Jan 29, 2020 Announcement

January 29, 2020

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 5687—Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020

Dear Colleague:                          

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 3 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 5687 – Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020.

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 Monday, February 3, 2020. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified. Members should draft their amendments to the text of H.R. 5687, 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 Matthew Price of the Committee staff at 225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

 

Jan 29, 2020 Announcement

January 29, 2020

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 2474—Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2019

Dear Colleague:                          

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of February 3 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2474 – Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2019.

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 Monday, February 3, 2020. Both electronic and hard copies must be received by the date and time specified. Members should draft their amendments to the text of H.R. 2474, as reported by the Committee on Education and Labor, 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 225-9091.

Sincerely,

James P. McGovern

Chairman

Committee on Rules

 

Jan 23, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 3621 — Student Borrower Credit Improvement Act [Comprehensive CREDIT Act of 2020]
  • Senate Amendment to H.R. 550 — Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 [No War Against Iran Act; To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002]

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