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Structured Rule Reported for VA Bill & the GOP's 31st Closed Rule Will Provide Consideration for the Transportation & VA Health Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for the consideration of H.R. 1994 - VA Accountability Act of 2015 and a closed rule for H.R. 3236 - Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. 

Structured Rule Reported for REINS Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for the consideration of H.R. 427 - Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015 on Monday, July 27, 2015. 

The GOP's 30th Closed Rule Will Provide Consideration for the Sanctuary Cities Bill

The Rules Committee reported a closed rule for the consideration of H.R. 3009 - Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act of 2015 on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. 

Structured Rules Reported for GMO Bill and Coal Ash Bill

The Rules Committee reported strucutred rules for the consideration of H.R. 1599 - Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 and H.R. 1734 - Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015 on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. 

Structured Rule Reported for C.A. Drought Bill & the GOP's 29th Closed Rule Will Provide Consideration for the Highway Bill

The Rules Committee reported a strucutred rule for the consideration of H.R. 2898 - Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 and a closed rule for H.R. 3038 - Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. 

Structured Rule Reported for CURES Bill

The Rules Committee reported a strucutred rule for the consideration of H.R. 6 - 21st Century Cures Act on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. 

Structured Rules Reported for ESEA Bill and Resilient Forests Bill

The Rules Committee reported strucutred rules for the consideration of H.R. 5 - Student Success Act [Meeting II] and H.R. 2647 - Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015 on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. 

Rule Reported for Trade Preferences Extension Bill

The Rules Committee provided a rule for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 1295 - Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. 

Modified-Open Rule Reported for Interior Approps & Structured Rule for Carbon Emissions Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for the consideration of H.R. 2042 - Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015 and a modified-open rule for H.R. 2822 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. 

Rule Reported for TPA & Firefighter Bill

The Rules Committee provided a rule for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2146 - Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. 

The GOP's 27th and 28th Closed Rules Will Provide Consideration for the Medical Device Bill & IPAB Bill

The Rules Committee reported closed rules for the consideration of H.R. 160 - Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2015 and H.R. 1190 - Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act of 2015 on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. 

Structured Rule Reported for Intel Authorization Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for the consideration of H.R. 2596 - Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 on Monday, June 15, 2015. 

Rule Reported for Trade Bills

The Rules Committee provided a rule for the consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 644 - Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 and the Senate amendment to H.R. 1314 - Trade Act of 2015 on Thursday, June 10, 2015. 

Modified-Open Rule Reported for Defense Approps & the GOP's 26th Closed Rule Will Provide Consideration for COOL Bill

The Rules Committee reported a modified-open rule for the consideration of H.R. 2685 -Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 and a closed rule for the consideration of H.R. 2393 - Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. 

Structured Rule Reported for CFTC Reauthorization Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for the consideration of H.R. 2289 - Commodity End-User Relief Act on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. 

Open-Modified Rules Reported for T-HUD & C-J-S Appropriations Bills

The Rules Committee reported modified-open rules for the consideration of H.R. 2577 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 and H.R. 2578 - Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 on Monday, June 1, 2015. 

Structured Rule Reported for Fisheries Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for the consideration of H.R. 1335 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. 

Structured Rule Reported for SPACE Bill & the GOP's 25th Closed Rule Will Provide Consideration for R&D Tax Credit Bill

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for the consideration of H.R. 2262 - SPACE Act of 2015 and a closed rule for the consideration of H.R. 880 - American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. 

Structured Rules Reported for COMPETES Bill and Leg Branch Appropriations & the GOP's 24th Closed Rule Will Provide Consideration for the Highway Bill

The Rules Committee reported structured rules for the consideration of H.R. 1806 - America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 and H.R. 2250 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016 and a closed rule for the consideration of H.R. 2353 - Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 on Monday, May 18, 2015. 

Structured Rule Reported for NDAA Amendment Consideration

The Rules Committee reported a structured rule for the consideration of H.R. 1735 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. 

Democratic Members of House Rules Committee Release Troubling Numbers on ‘Grab-Bag Rules’

The Minority Members of the House Committee on Rules released a letter to Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions regarding the Majority’s sharp increase in the use of so-called “grab-bag rules,” a single rule that governs floor debate for two or more unrelated pieces of legislation.

General Debate Rule Reported for NDAA Bill & the GOP's 22nd and 23rd Closed Rules will Provide Consideration for USA FREEDOM Act and 20-Week Abortion Bill

The Rules Committee reported a general debate rule for the consideration of H.R. 1735 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, and closed rules for H.R. 2048 - USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 and H.R. 36 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. 

Top Dem on Rules Committee to House Majority: If You’re Going to Sue the President, At Least Do it in the Light of Day

Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) sent a letter to Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions urging the House Majority to follow regular order if the Majority is going to pursue another lawsuit against the President.

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