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Mar 16, 2021 Press Release

Will explore the limitations of this 1973 law and how the House Rules process could reform it to work more effectively in the modern Congress

Mar 9, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate to Send Historic Rescue Plan to President Biden
Legislation will help crush the coronavirus, return children to the classrooms, get more vaccines to more people, and help struggling Americans

Feb 26, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on the American Rescue Plan
Urges passage to crush the coronavirus, return children to the classrooms, get more vaccines to more people, and help struggling Americans

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Announcements

Jun 16, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet today, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12:15 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following emergency measure:

  • S. 475Juneteenth National Independence Day 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.

Jun 10, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol  on the following measures:

  • H.R. 1187ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2021 [Corporate Governance Improvement and Investor Protection Act]
  • H.R. 256To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

  • [updated June 11] The Committee will be following the latest guidance from the Attending Physician, which discontinues the requirement to wear a face covering while in H-313 for individuals who are fully vaccinated. The guidance preserves the requirement for mask wear and social distance separations for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.

  • Members intending to join the proceeding virtually should notify the Committee’s majority staff as soon as possible in order to receive instructions for connecting via the Cisco WebEx platform.

Jun 7, 2021 Announcement

June 7, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 1187 – Corporate Governance Improvement and Investor Protection Act

Dear Colleague:

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of June 14 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 1187, the Corporate Governance Improvement and Investor Protection Act.

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 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 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 Rules Committee Print 117-5, which contains the text of H.R. 1187, H.R. 1087, H.R. 1188, H.R. 2570, and H.R. 3007, as ordered reported by the Committee on Financial Services, 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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