WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 232-196 to pass H.Res. 660, a resolution directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representative inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to use its Constitutional power to impeach President Trump. The resolution ensures transparency and due process through public hearings and provides fairness and important protections for the President.

Before the vote this morning, U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn gave the following floor statement:

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“Over the last month, the impeachment inquiry has built a powerful body of evidence around President Trump’s call with President Zelensky of Ukraine, when he told the foreign leader, “I’d like you to do us a favor, though.” We’ve learned so much about that call and the things that followed it because of some dedicated public servants have demonstrated their patriotism to this great country by coming forward and testifying and giving us the information as they know it. These brave patriots have been called career “radical unelected bureaucrats.” They’ve been called that by a group of people who Thomas Paine would call “summer soldiers and sunshine patriots.” He warned us that these people will come forward in a crisis, shrink from the service of country, but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman, for “tyranny like hell is not easily conquered, yet we have this conflict with us, the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” We are here today because brave, dedicated public servants, and patriots are standing up for their country.”