Press Releases

Apr 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — On the House Floor today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) managed a rule for consideration of H. Res. 271, a resolution condemning the Trump administration’s legal campaign to take away Americans’ health care.

Feb 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today welcomed two new Majority members appointed to the committee for the 116th Congress: Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), who also served on the committee during the 111thCongress, and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11).

Jan 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — On the House Floor today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) led passage of a rule to consider a package of six pre-conferenced spending bills negotiated between the House and Senate Appropriations Committees last Congress and a bill to reopen the Department of Homeland Security through February 28th.



Jan 8, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet today, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 4:45 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • H. Con. Res. 83 — Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran.
Jan 3, 2020 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

Jan 2, 2020 Announcement

January 2, 2020


H.R. 535–PFAS Action Act of 2019

Dear Colleague:                          

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of January 6 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 535 – PFAS Action 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 Tuesday, January 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 116-45, showing the text of H.R. 535, as ordered reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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