|Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Under a Rule (1 bill):
H.Res. 755 – Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors (Rep. Nadler – Judiciary)
This resolution resolves that Donald J. Trump, President of the United States is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate. It includes two articles of impeachment against President Trump. The first article of impeachment charges President Trump with violating his oath of office and his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed by abusing the powers of the Presidency when he solicited the interference of Ukraine in the 2020 United States presidential election. The second article of impeachment charges President Trump with violating his oath of office and his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed by directing the unprecedented, categorical, and indiscriminate defiance of subpoenas issued by the House as part of its impeachment inquiry.
Click here for a summary of the impeachment articles from the House Committee on Rules.
Click here for a fact sheet from the Speaker’s Office.
Click here for a fact sheet on support for the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump from the Speaker’s Office.
The Rule provides for six hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Judiciary
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.”