As we return from our August District Work Period, I wanted to inform Members of an important hearing my subcommittee will be holding next week. The Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House will hold a Members Day hearing at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 in H-313 The Capitol on proposed changes to the standing rules of the House.
The purpose of this hearing is to receive input from Members about possible improvements to the Rules of the House for the 115th Congress, and will build upon the initial hearing the subcommittee held in April. Although this will not be the only chance for Members to propose changes to the House Rules package in the 115th Congress, the hearing will provide a significant opportunity for Members to have their ideas heard. I welcome your input and encourage you to bring your suggestions before the Subcommittee.
Any Member wishing to testify should submit a request to 115RulesPackage@mail.house.gov by 5:00 pm on Monday, September 12th. I also ask that you submit a short summary of your proposal and any legislative text that may be available with your request to testify. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my Subcommittee Staff Director, Justin Barnes, at Justin.Barnes@mail.house.gov, or at 225-2015.