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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Fast-Track Impeachment

A number of posts have discussed impeachment.  Today, the House will impeach the incumbent president for the second time.

H.Res. 24 is the impeachment resolution

H.Res. 41 is the rule for today's impeachment proceedings.

H.Res. 40 names impeachment managers.

From the House Rules Committee: 

1. Closed rule.
2. Provides two hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary or their respective designees.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution.
4. Provides that until completion of proceedings enabled by the first section of the resolution, (a) the Chair may decline to entertain any intervening motion, resolution, question, or notice; and (b) the Chair may decline to entertain the question of consideration.
5. Provides that upon adoption of H. Res. 24, (a) H. Res. 40 is hereby adopted; and (b) no other resolution incidental to impeachment relating to H. Res. 24 shall be privileged during the remainder of the 117th Congress.
6. Provides that House Resolution 8, agreed to January 4, 2021, is amended by striking "January 28" each place that it appears and inserting "February 11".