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Rule Reported for Tax Reform Bill

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for H.R. 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Ranking Member Slaughter Statement as Republicans Work to Jam their Tax Cut for the Wealthy Through the House

House Committee on Rules Ranking Member Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) gave the following statement at a committee meeting this evening as House Republican leaders work to jam their bill to provide a massive tax cut for the wealthy through the House.

Rule Reported for Flood Reform Bill & Conf. Rept. to H.R. 2810

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for H.R. 2874 - 21st Century Flood Reform Act and reported a vote for consideration of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Rule Reported for Micro Offering Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 2201 - Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Rule Reported for Hydropower Bill & NLRB Act

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 3043 - Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017 and a closed rule for H.R. 3441 - Save Local Business Act on Monday, November 6, 2017. 

Rule Reported for CHIP Bill

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for H.R. 3922 - Community Health And Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act of 2017 on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. 

Rule Reported for IPAB Bill

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for H.R. 849 - Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2017 on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. 

Rule Reported for Wildfire Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 2936 - Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. 

Rule Reported for FY 18 Budget

The Rules Committee reported a vote for consideration of the Senate Amendment to H. Con. Res. 71 - Concurrent resolution establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

Structured Rule Reported for Sunshine for Regulations Act & Settlement Act

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 469 -  Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017 & H.R. 732 - Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017 on Monday, October 23, 2017. 

Closed Rule Reported for Whistleblower Protection Act

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for S. 585 - Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. 

Structured Rule Reported for Budget Resolution

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H. Con. Res. 71 - Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027 on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. 

Closed Rule Reported for Anti-Abortion Bill

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for H.R. 36 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on Monday, October 2, 2017. 

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