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Press Release - Chairman McGovern, Congresswoman Jayapal, and Congresswoman Dingell Announce Historic Rules Committee Hearing on the Medicare for All Act

Apr 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) announced today that the House Rules Committee will hold an original jurisdiction hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019 on Tuesday, April 30th at 10am ET in H-313, The Capitol. It marks the first time Congress has ever held a hearing on Medicare for All.

Press Release - Chairman McGovern Manages Rule for Resolution Disapproving of Republicans’ War on the Affordable Care Act

Apr 2, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — On the House Floor today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) managed a rule for consideration of H. Res. 271, a resolution condemning the Trump administration’s legal campaign to take away Americans’ health care. The measure follows the Trump Justice Department’s recent announcement that it would not defend the Affordable Care Act in court as part of the Texas v U.S. lawsuit, signaling its belief that the landmark law is unconstitutional.

Press Release - Chairman McGovern Welcomes New Members to the House Rules Committee

Feb 13, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) today welcomed two new Majority members appointed to the committee for the 116th Congress: Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), who also served on the committee during the 111thCongress, and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11). Four Majority members were already appointed earlier this Congress: Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5), Rep. Joseph D. Morelle (NY-25), and Rep. Donna E. Shalala (FL-27).

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.

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.

Press Release - On the House Floor, Chairman McGovern Leads Passage of Rule to Consider Legislation to End Trump Shutdown & Urges Senate Action

Jan 9, 2019

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. The bipartisan Agriculture, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Financial Services-General Government, and Interior-Environment Appropriations bills are virtually identical to the bills the Senate passed by a veto-proof 92 to 6 margin in August.

Press Release - Chairman McGovern Advances Legislation to End Trump Shutdown Ahead of the President’s Address

Jan 8, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) tonight advanced the bipartisan Agriculture, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Financial Services-General Government, and Interior-Environment Appropriations bills to the House Floor to end the Trump Shutdown ahead of the president’s address tonight. The legislation is virtually identical to the four appropriations bills that passed the Senate 92 to 6 in August. The rule allowing for consideration of these bills will be debated on the House Floor tomorrow.

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