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May 22 Tue
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Latest News

Rule Reported for NDAA

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 5515 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Ranking Member McGovern Condemns House Republicans’ Refusal to Allow Votes on Major Issues as the 115th Congress Becomes the Most Closed Congress in History

Today, House Rules Committee Ranking Member James P. McGovern (MA-02) condemned House Republicans’ restrictive process as they break their own closed rule record, making the 115th Congress the most closed Congress in American history. There have now been 84 closed rules this Congress, which block all amendments from both Democratic and Republican Members. A new report released by Rules Committee Democrats highlights how Republican leaders have used restrictive rules to block measures to create jobs, bring down the cost of prescription drugs, and make education more affordable. These important policies deserve a debate on the House Floor, yet they are routinely blocked from even being considered.

 

Rule Reported for NDAA, Right to Try Bill, and Senate Banking Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 5515 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, reported a closed rule for S. 204 - Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017, and reported a closed rule for S. 2155 - Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Ranking Member McGovern: The Cruel Republican Farm Bill will Hurt the Most Vulnerable Americans

On the House Floor today, Rules Committee Ranking Member Jim McGovern (D-MA) spoke out against the Republican Farm Bill, which would cut funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by more than $20 billion. These cuts would slash nutrition assistance for millions of people – including the most vulnerable among us – and cause many others to lose assistance entirely. The Republican Farm Bill proposes these drastic cuts to SNAP to pay for forcing states to implement an unproven and vastly under-funded workforce bureaucracy experiment.

 

Ranking Member McGovern Urges Republicans to Defeat the Farm Bill, Which Would Hurt the Most Vulnerable Americans

On the House Floor today, Rules Committee Ranking Member Jim McGovern (D-MA) spoke out against the Republican Farm Bill, which would cut funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by more than $20 billion. These cuts would slash nutrition assistance for millions of people – including the most vulnerable among us – and cause many others to lose assistance entirely. Ranking Member McGovern urged the House to reject this partisan bill, which would hurt families across the country.

 

Rule Reported for Farm Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Rule Reported for Protect and Serve, VA MISSION, and Farm Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 5698 - Protect and Serve Act of 2018, reported a closed rule for S. 2372 — Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act [VA MISSION Act of 2018], and reported a structured rule for H.R. 2 - Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Rule Reported for Nuclear Waste Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 3053 - Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2018 on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Rule Reported for SMARTER Bill, Citizens' Right to Know Bill, and Auto Lending CRA

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 5645 - Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018, reported a closed rule for H.R. 2152 - Citizens' Right to Know Act of 201, and reported a closed rule for S.J. Res. 57 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to "Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Rule Reported for Dam Bill and FAA Bill

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for H.R. 3144 - To provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes. and reported a structured rule for H.R. 4 - FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Rule Reported for Taxpayer First Act & 21st Century IRS Act

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for H.R. 5444 - Taxpayer First Act and a closed rule for H.R. 5445 - 21st Century IRS Act on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Rule Reported for Protect Children Identity Act

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for H.R. 5192 – Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Ranking Member McGovern Speaks Out Against GOP Efforts Putting Social Safety Net Programs at Risk & Undermining the Wall Street Reform Law

On the House Floor today, Rules Committee Ranking Member Jim McGovern (D-MA) spoke out against Republicans’ proposed balanced budget amendment that would put social safety net programs like Social Security, Medicare, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program at risk and H.R. 4790, their latest attempt to undermine the Wall Street reform law.

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