Press Releases

May 3, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rules Committee Ranking Member James P. McGovern (D-MA) released a statement on the new procedural steps House Democrats are taking to avoid a default on the federal debt: 

“Yesterday, in step with Democratic Leader Hakeem Jefferies, I introduced a special rule that sets in motion an alternative plan to prevent a default. 

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 18, 2022 Press Release

Chairman McGovern & Chairman Grijalva Announce Roundtable Discussion Examining Indigenous Nutrition and Food Systems

Jan 12, 2022 Press Release

Legislation will set national standards for voting, stop partisan gerrymandering, and strengthen the American people’s faith in our democracy

Dec 14, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Opens Debate on Rule for Bill to Combat Islamophobia Worldwide

Dec 7, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Announces Roundtable on Hunger in Rural America 

Twelfth in a series of events examining the steps Congress and the Biden administration can take to finally end food insecurity in this country


Dec 5, 2021 Press Release

Chairman McGovern Statement on the Passing of Senator Bob Dole


WASHINGTON, DC —House Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement on the passing of Senator Bob Dole: