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McGovern Congratulates Congressman Tom Cole on Being Named Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee Next Congress

Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), incoming chairman of the House Committee on Rules, today congratulated Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) on being named ranking member of the committee for the 116th Congress.

Republicans Again Refuse to Debate Reopening the Government

The Republican Majority today once again refused to allow a debate on reopening the government as the Trump Shutdown continues. On the House Floor this afternoon, the Majority refused to consent to Rules Committee Ranking Member James P. McGovern’s (D-MA) attempt to bring up H.R. 7397, a bill to end the shutdown and fund the government through February 8th. McGovern also tried to bring up this bill on Saturday but was blocked by Republicans from doing so.     

Closed Rule Reported for CURD Bill

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for the consideration of S. 2322 - Codifying Useful Regulatory Definitions Act on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Rule Reported for CR

The Rules Committee reported a rule for the consideration of Senate amendment to H.R. 695 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 [Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019] on Thursday, December 20, 2018.

McGovern Reacts to Democratic Caucus Approving his Nomination to Serve as Chairman of the House Rules Committee

The House Democratic Caucus today approved Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) nomination of Rules Committee Ranking Member James P. McGovern (D-MA) to serve as chairman of the committee for the 116th Congress. In reaction, McGovern released the following statement

Rule Reported for Same Day Authority

The Rules Committee reported a rule for H. Res. 1181 - Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Rule Reported for Tax Bill

The Rules Committee reported a rule for the consideration of Senate amendment to H.R. 88 - Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Rule Reported for Farm Bill

The Rules Committee reported a rule for the consideration of Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2 - Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

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