Press Releases

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 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today submitted an amendment to H.R. 268, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, to prevent funding in the bill from being used to build President Trump’s border wall.

Jan 9, 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 series of four appropriations bills to end the Trump Shutdown and urged the Senate to act.



Nov 22, 2019 Announcement

November 22, 2019


H.R. 2534–Insider Trading Prohibition Act

Dear Colleague:                          

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of December 2 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2534 – Insider Trading Prohibition 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. 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 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019. 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 116-39, showing the text of H.R. 2534, as reported by the Committee on Financial Services, with modifications, 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 Eric Delaney of the Committee staff at 225-9091.


James P. McGovern


Committee on Rules


Nov 15, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 3:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 1309 — Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act
Nov 18, 2019 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • Senate Amendment to H.R. 3055 — Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020 [Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019]