Tag: House of Representatives

Trump’s impeachment trial in Senate likely to be more partisan than Bill Clinton’s was in 1999

A generation has passed since the last presidential impeachment trial in the Senate, though in political terms, it may seem like a lifetime. President Donald Trump’s trial on two articles of impeachment is likely to begin next month, almost 21 years to the day after President Bill Clinton’s trial on two articles of impeachment. Within a matter of […]

Trump Isn’t Impeached Until the House Tells the Senate

Now that the House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump, what is the constitutional status of the two articles of impeachment? Must they be transmitted to the Senate to trigger a trial, or could they be held back by the House until the Senate decides what the trial will look like, as […]

Impeachment trial plans in disarray as US Congress heads home

Congress has headed home for the holidays leaving plans and a possible timeline for US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in disarray. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Thursday that Senate Republicans must provide details on witnesses and testimony before she would send over the charges for Trump’s trial. No deal, replied Senate Majority Leader […]

House of Representatives sneaks in extension of mass surveillance

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted 231-192 to approve a large funding measure to stave off another so-called government shutdown. As objectionable as such measures tend to be, the biggest problem with this particular measure is that a provision extending dubious surveillance powers was inserted at the last minute. It’s not particularly novel for […]