Press Releases

Dec 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today announced that the Rules Committee will mark up H. Res.

Dec 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Congresswoman Donna Shalala (FL-27) announced today that Congressman Alcee Hastings (FL-20), Chairman of the Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, has invited her to lead a subcommittee hearing on human trafficking Wednesday, December 11th at 10:30 AM EDT in H-313, the Capitol.

Oct 31, 2019 Press Release

“I urge my colleagues to not just think of the political pressures of the moment. These will pass. Please, consider the heavy responsibility you have today to this institution, the Constitution, and to the country”

**Video of his remarks is available here**



Feb 25, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM in H-313, The Capitol on the following:


**PLEASE NOTE: Witnesses for this hearing will be by invitation only.

Feb 27, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 1140 — Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020
Feb 24, 2020 Announcement

February 24, 2020


H.R. 1140—Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020

Dear Colleague:                          

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of March 2 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1140 - Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 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 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 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. 1140, as reported by the Committee on Homeland Security, 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.


James P. McGovern


Committee on Rules