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Press Release - Chairman McGovern Leads Passage of Rule to Consider Bipartisan, Bicameral Spending Bills & a Continuing Resolution to Reopen the Department of Homeland Security

Jan 25, 2019

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. Taken together, these bills would reopen the entire federal government and finally bring an end to the Trump Shutdown, which is in its 33rd day.

Announcement - Meeting Announcement for H.R. 648 — Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019

Jan 17, 2019

The Committee on Rules will also meet at 5:00 PM today in H-313 The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • H. J. Res. 31—Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes.

 


 

The Committee on Rules will meet on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM in H-313 The Capitol on the following measure:

Press Release - McGovern Amendment Sets Up Vote to Ban Using Disaster Funding to Build the President’s Border Wall

Jan 15, 2019

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. The amendment, which states that none of the funds in the bill for the Army Corps of Engineers or Department of Homeland Security may be used to plan, develop, or construct the border wall, comes as President Trump considers using disaster funding to build the wall. A vote on this amendment could come as soon as tomorrow.

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