Press Releases

Jan 25, 2023 Press Release

McGovern Welcomes Democratic Members to the Rules Committee for the 118th Congress

Jan 10, 2023 Press Release

McGovern Congratulates Rules Committee Chairman Tom Cole

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rules Committee Ranking Member James P. McGovern (D-MA) today congratulated Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) on being named Chairman of the House Committee on Rules for the 118thCongress:

Jan 1, 2023 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Reacts to Republican Rules Package for 118th Congress



Jan 31, 2023 Announcement


H.R. 140 – Protecting Speech from Government Interference Act

Dear Colleague:                  

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of February 6th to provide for floor consideration of H.R. 140.

If a Member wishes to offer an amendment for consideration, they must submit a searchable electronic copy of the amendment, which should be provided by the Office of Legislative Counsel, via the Rules Committee’s website by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023. Please note that staff must be on the House network, either physically or remotely via virtual private network (VPN), in order to access the online submission form.

Members should draft their amendments to the text of H.R. 140, which is available on the Rules Committee website.

Members should use the Office of Legislative Counsel to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. Members should check with the Office of the Parliamentarian and the Committee on the Budget to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Ackerman of the Committee staff at or at 202-225-9191.


Tom Cole


House Committee on Rules

Jan 27, 2023 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will reconvene at 6:30 PM EST today, Tuesday, January 31, 2023. At that time, the Committee will consider the following emergency measure:

  • H. Res. 76 – Removing a certain Member from a certain standing committee of the House



The Committee stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.



The Committee on Rules will meet Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 2:00 PM EST in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

Jan 26, 2023 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet Monday, January 30, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.J. Res 7 - Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020.
  • H.R. 139 – SHOW UP Act
  • H.R. 382 – Pandemic is Over Act
  • H.R. 497 – Freedom for Health Care Workers Act