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Feb 4, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Resolution Removing Congresswoman Greene from Standing Committees
“Serving on a committee isn’t a right, it’s a privilege. When someone encourages violence against a Member, they should lose that privilege.”

Feb 2, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Tells Members on the House Floor: “The Rules Apply to Us, Too - and It’s Time All of Us Acted Like It”
Supports rule change mandating fines for Members who refuse to follow new safety protocols for the House Chamber

Jan 13, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Historic Second Impeachment of President Trump
Article charges the president with ‘Incitement of Insurrection’ follow siege on the U.S. Capitol

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Announcements

May 13, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

  • H.R. 1629Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act
  • H. Res. 275Condemning the horrific shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16, 2021, and reaffirming the House of Representative's commitment to combating hate, bigotry, and violence against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community.

 

**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.

  • Members intending to testify during this meeting should notify the Rules Committee of their interest in order to receive instructions on how to participate.

May 7, 2021 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 3:30 PM EDT via Cisco Webex on the following measures:

  • H.R. 2547Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act
  • H.R. 1065Pregnant Workers Fairness 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.

  • Members intending to testify during this meeting should notify the Rules Committee of their interest in order to receive instructions on how to participate.

May 4, 2021 Announcement

May 4, 2021

AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR

H.R. 2547 – Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act

Dear Colleague:                  

        

The Committee on Rules is likely to meet the week of May 10 to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process for floor consideration of H.R. 2547, the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement 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 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 7, 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 H.R. 2547, as 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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