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Announcement - Meeting Announcement for the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

Jan 12, 2022

The Committee on Rules will meet today, January 12, 2022 at 7:20 PM EST via Cisco Webex on the following emergency measure:



  • This proceeding will be streamed live on rules.house.gov. Information will be provided separately to Members on how to join via the Cisco Webex platform.

Press Release - Ranking Member Cole Hearing Remarks on H.R. 1836 and H.R 4673

Jan 10, 2022

As delivered during today's hearing:

Our hearing today covers two items. The I will discuss come out of the Veterans Affairs Committee. In short, H.R. 1836 extends GI Bill education benefits to Guard and Reserve troops in certain circumstances while H.R. 4673 requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to auto-enroll veterans in VA healthcare upon separation from the Department of Defense.

Press Release - Ranking Member Cole Hearing Remarks on S.J. Res. 33

Dec 14, 2021

As delivered during today's hearing:

Today’s hearing covers a single item, a measure to increase the debt limit by $2.5 trillion, the largest increase in the debt in history, which is expected to cover federal spending through the end of 2022.

While I understand the need to address the debt limit to ensure the federal government does not default on its obligations, it is frustrating that the Majority’s unwillingness to accept its responsibilities of governance have brought us to this point.