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Rule Reported for Carbon Tax Sense of Congress

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H. Con. Res. 119 — Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Ranking Member McGovern Calls on Republicans to Reverse Cut Zeroing Out Funding to Help Protect Elections from Cyber-Hacking

On the House Floor today, Rules Committee Ranking Member Jim McGovern (D-MA) called on Republicans to reverse their cut zeroing out funding for critical grants that would help fortify and protect election systems from cyber-hacking by hostile foreign powers like Russia. This cut is $380 million less than the FY18 enacted level and equal to President Trump’s request. Last night in the Rules Committee, the Republicans blocked an amendment from Rep. Quigley (D-IL) restoring this funding from getting a vote on the House Floor. 

Rule Reported for Interior and FSGG Approps

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 6147 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 [Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019] on Monday, July 16, 2018.

Rule Reported for Unfunded Mandates Bill and Reclamations Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 50 — Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2017 and reported a closed rule for H.R. 3281 — Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Rule Reported for Resolution of Inquiry that the DOJ Fully Comply with House Requests and Subpoenas Relating to Potential Violations of FISA by Personnel of the DOJ

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for H. Res. 970 - Insisting that the Department of Justice fully comply with the requests, including subpoenas, of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the subpoena issued by the Committee on the Judiciary relating to potential violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by personnel of the Department of Justice and related matters in an emergency meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Rule Reported for DoD Approps (Amendment Consideration)

The Rules Committee reported a second structured rule for H.R. 6157 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 and on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Rule Reported for DoD Approps and Endangered Salmon Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for H.R. 6157 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 and reported a structured rule for H.R. 2083 – Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act on Monday, June 25, 2018.

Ranking Member McGovern: Passage of Partisan Farm Bill a Sad Day for Struggling Americans Trying to Improve Their Lives

Rules Committee Ranking Member Jim McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement in reaction to passage of the Republican Farm Bill in the House today. This partisan bill would cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits by more than $20 billion. These cuts would slash nutrition assistance for millions of people – including working families, children, and the most vulnerable among us – and cause many others to lose assistance entirely. 

Rule Reported for Goodlatte Immigration Bill (Second Rule)

The Rules Committee reported a second rule for H.R. 4760 — Securing America's Future Act to correct drafting errors on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

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