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The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following me...
09/16/2021

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

• H.R. 3755— Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021
• H.R. _____— An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for providing emergency assistance, and for other purposes
• H.R. 4350— National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

The Committee on Rules will meet on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

• H.R. 3755— Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021
• H.R. _____— An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for providing emergency assistance, and for other purposes
• H.R. 4350— National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

Today Chairman Congressman Jim McGovern announces a roundtable on Ending Hunger in America: Examining the Role Schools P...
09/13/2021

Today Chairman Congressman Jim McGovern announces a roundtable on Ending Hunger in America: Examining the Role Schools Play in Ending Hunger and Improving Nutrition September 15 at 11 AM. https://rules.house.gov/press-releases/chairman-mcgovern-announces-roundtable-examining-role-schools-play-ending-hunger-and

Today Chairman Congressman Jim McGovern announces a roundtable on Ending Hunger in America: Examining the Role Schools Play in Ending Hunger and Improving Nutrition September 15 at 11 AM. https://rules.house.gov/press-releases/chairman-mcgovern-announces-roundtable-examining-role-schools-play-ending-hunger-and

Today Chairman Congressman Jim McGovern announced a roundtable examining food as medicine. Watch live tomorrow, Septembe...
08/31/2021

Today Chairman Congressman Jim McGovern announced a roundtable examining food as medicine. Watch live tomorrow, September 1 at 2 pm ET to hear more about food insecurity in America and what Congress can do to end the hunger crisis once and for all. https://rules.house.gov/press-releases/chairman-mcgovern-announces-roundtable-examining-food-medicine

Today Chairman Congressman Jim McGovern announced a roundtable examining food as medicine. Watch live tomorrow, September 1 at 2 pm ET to hear more about food insecurity in America and what Congress can do to end the hunger crisis once and for all. https://rules.house.gov/press-releases/chairman-mcgovern-announces-roundtable-examining-food-medicine

The Committee on Rules will meet tomorrow, July 30, at 8:00 AM in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:...
07/30/2021

The Committee on Rules will meet tomorrow, July 30, at 8:00 AM in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

• H.R. 4791 - Protecting Renters from Evictions Act of 2021

The Committee on Rules will meet tomorrow, July 30, at 8:00 AM in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

• H.R. 4791 - Protecting Renters from Evictions Act of 2021

The Committee on Rules will meet Monday, June 28, at 3:00 PM ET in H-313 on the following:•H.R. 3684 (General Debate)•H....
06/24/2021

The Committee on Rules will meet Monday, June 28, at 3:00 PM ET in H-313 on the following:
•H.R. 3684 (General Debate)
•H.R. 2662
•H.R. 3005

The Committee will also meet Tuesday, June 29, at 2:00 PM ET on the following:
•H.R. 3684 (Amendment Consideration)

It's not enough for us to manage the hunger crisis. Holding a White House conference would help us tackle food insecurit...
06/22/2021
Lawmakers Seek To Hold White House's First Food Insecurity Summit Since 1969

It's not enough for us to manage the hunger crisis.
Holding a White House conference would help us tackle food insecurity in America once and for all.

The pandemic has laid bare many shortcoming in the U.S. — chief among them: food insecurity. A team of lawmakers is now hoping to address this issue, as the White House first did 50 years ago.

The Rules Committee will meet Tuesday, June 22 at 3 PM ET on the following six measures:• H.R. 2062• S.J. Res. 13• S.J. ...
06/17/2021

The Rules Committee will meet Tuesday, June 22 at 3 PM ET on the following six measures:

• H.R. 2062
• S.J. Res. 13
• S.J. Res. 14
• S.J. Res. 15
• H.R. 239
• H.R. 1443

The Rules Committee will meet Tuesday, June 22 at 3 PM ET on the following six measures:

• H.R. 2062
• S.J. Res. 13
• S.J. Res. 14
• S.J. Res. 15
• H.R. 239
• H.R. 1443

The Rules Committee will hold a meeting on S. 475, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, at 12:15 PM today. Watc...
06/16/2021
Rules Committee Meeting on S. 475

The Rules Committee will hold a meeting on S. 475, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, at 12:15 PM today. Watch the meeting live!

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The Rules Committee will meet Monday, June 14, at 1:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures: • H.R. 1187 -...
06/10/2021

The Rules Committee will meet Monday, June 14, at 1:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

• H.R. 1187 - ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2021
• H.R. 256 - To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

The Rules Committee will meet Monday, June 14, at 1:00 PM in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

• H.R. 1187 - ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2021
• H.R. 256 - To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

06/09/2021

Listen to Chairman McGovern explain his site visits in New York City at Green Bronx Machine & God's Love We Deliver as the Rules Committee continues working to #EndHungerNow.

Tonight at 6PM ET, Chairman Congressman Jim McGovern and Soledad O'Brien will chat on Instagram about hunger in America,...
05/26/2021

Tonight at 6PM ET, Chairman Congressman Jim McGovern and Soledad O'Brien will chat on Instagram about hunger in America, how it impacts college students and what we can do about it. #watchlive

Tonight at 6PM ET, Chairman Congressman Jim McGovern and Soledad O'Brien will chat on Instagram about hunger in America, how it impacts college students and what we can do about it. #watchlive

Chairman Congressman Jim McGovern announced a roundtable examining the hunger epidemic among veterans and military famil...
05/21/2021

Chairman Congressman Jim McGovern announced a roundtable examining the hunger epidemic among veterans and military families, May 27 at 11AM.

Chairman Congressman Jim McGovern announced a roundtable examining the hunger epidemic among veterans and military families, May 27 at 11AM.

The Rules Committee will meet Tuesday, May 18, at 9:30 AM via Webex on the following measures: • H.R. ___ - Emergency Se...
05/14/2021

The Rules Committee will meet Tuesday, May 18, at 9:30 AM via Webex on the following measures:

• H.R. ___ - Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act, 2021
• H.R. 3233 - National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act

The Rules Committee will meet Tuesday, May 18, at 9:30 AM via Webex on the following measures:

• H.R. ___ - Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act, 2021
• H.R. 3233 - National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act

The Rules Committee will meet Monday, May 17 at 3:00 PM EDT via Webex on the following measures: • H.R. 1629 - Fairness ...
05/13/2021

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

• H.R. 1629 - Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act
• H. Res. 275 - Condemning 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.

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

• H.R. 1629 - Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act
• H. Res. 275 - Condemning 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.

The Committee on Rules will meet Tuesday, May 11 at 3:30 PM via Webex on the following measures:• H.R. 2547 - Comprehens...
05/07/2021

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

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

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

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

The U.S. produces more than enough food to feed every single person in this country. Tomorrow,  Congressman Jim McGovern...
05/03/2021

The U.S. produces more than enough food to feed every single person in this country. Tomorrow, Congressman Jim McGovern and Tom Colicchio will be live at 6:00 PM to talk about how we can end food insecurity and hunger in America. They'll also speak with someone who has experienced food insecurity firsthand.

The U.S. produces more than enough food to feed every single person in this country. Tomorrow, Congressman Jim McGovern and Tom Colicchio will be live at 6:00 PM to talk about how we can end food insecurity and hunger in America. They'll also speak with someone who has experienced food insecurity firsthand.

Wednesday, the Rules Committee will examine the hunger crisis in America. Thanks to the following witnesses for sharing ...
04/26/2021

Wednesday, the Rules Committee will examine the hunger crisis in America. Thanks to the following witnesses for sharing their expertise:

• Dr. Thea James, Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Boston Medical Center

• Dr. Diane Schanzenbach, Margaret Walker Alexander Professor, Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy

• Ms. Ayesha Curry, Co-Founder, Eat.Learn.Play. Foundation; Ambassador, No Kid Hungry

• Ms. Heather Reynolds, Managing Director of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, University of Notre Dame

Wednesday, the Rules Committee will examine the hunger crisis in America. Thanks to the following witnesses for sharing their expertise:

• Dr. Thea James, Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Boston Medical Center

• Dr. Diane Schanzenbach, Margaret Walker Alexander Professor, Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy

• Ms. Ayesha Curry, Co-Founder, Eat.Learn.Play. Foundation; Ambassador, No Kid Hungry

• Ms. Heather Reynolds, Managing Director of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, University of Notre Dame

The Rules Committee will meet Wednesday, April 28, at 12:00 PM via Webex on:•Ending Hunger in America: Challenges, Oppor...
04/21/2021

The Rules Committee will meet Wednesday, April 28, at 12:00 PM via Webex on:

•Ending Hunger in America: Challenges, Opportunities, and Building the Political Will to Succeed

The Rules Committee will meet Wednesday, April 28, at 12:00 PM via Webex on:

•Ending Hunger in America: Challenges, Opportunities, and Building the Political Will to Succeed

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The Committee On Rules

The Committee on Rules was first created as a select (or temporary) committee on April 2, 1789, later becoming a standing committee from 1849-53 and permanatly retaining that function from 1880 until the present. The Rules Committee’s role has evolved dramatically since its inception. Starting out as a select committee that only reported general House rules, the modern Rules Committee's main function is to report "special rules" governing the consideration of major legislation. Among other things, special rules govern which legislation can go to the House Floor, when legislation goes to the Floor, how long bills can be debated, which amendments can be offered and who can offer them. Rules are generally described as "open," "modified open," "structured," or "closed."

The Committee's party membership ratio has traditionally been weighted heavily in favor of the majority party, consisting of 9 majority and 4 minority members since the late 1970s. The Committee, often referred to as "the Speaker's Committee," works closely with House Majority Leadership to advance legislation. The more than 2 to 1 supermajority ratio ensures the majority party controls which types of rules are reported from the Committee.

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