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Impeachment Related Publications

The following are bills, rules, precedents, and other documents related to impeachment inquiries and proceedings.

Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump

Senate Trial Proceedings

February 5, 2020166 Cong. Rec. S871

February 4, 2020166 Cong. Rec. S813

February 3, 2020166 Cong. Rec. S773

January 31, 2020

January 30, 2020166 Cong. Rec. S693

January 29, 2020166 Cong. Rec. S645

January 28, 2020166 Cong. Rec. S619

January 27, 2020166 Cong. Rec. S579

January 25, 2020166 Cong. Rec. S567

January 24, 2020166 Cong. Rec. S531

January 23, 2020166 Cong. Rec. S487

January 22, 2020

January 21, 2020

  • 166 Cong. Rec. S289
  • Senate Document 116-12, Proceedings of the United States Senate in the Impeachment Trial of President Donald John Trump
    • Part I: Precept, Writ of Summons, Return of Service
    • Part II: Answer of President Donald J. Trump, Trial Memorandum of the U.S. House of Representatives
    • Part III: Replication of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Answer of President Donald J. Trump to the Articles of Impeachment, Trial Memorandum of President Donald J. Trump
    • Part IV: Reply Memorandum of the U.S. House of Representatives

January 16, 2020

  • 166 Cong. Rec. S266-S269 – includes exhibition of articles of impeachment, appointment of escort committee, administration of the oath to Chief Justice John G. Roberts and all senators in the chamber, and several unanimous consent agreements for providing issuance of a summons and for related procedures.
  • House Resolution 798 appointing the managers to conduct the impeachment trial

The Evidentiary Record

House Document 116-95 – The Evidentiary Record Pursuant to House Resolution 798

  • Volume I: Index
  • Volume II: Impeachment Inquiry Depositions Before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs: Transcripts, Statements, and Exhibits
  • Volume III: Impeachment Inquiry Public Hearings Before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Transcripts
  • Volume IV: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Transmission to the House Committee on the Judiciary Pursuant to H. Res. 660
  • Volume V: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment, Report by the Majority Staff of the House Committee on the Judiciary, December 2019
  • Volume VI: Committee Report to Accompany H. Res. 755, Impeachment of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, H. Rept. 116–346
  • Volume VII: Transcript of the July 24, 2019 House Committee on the Judiciary Hearing, ‘‘Oversight of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Record: Former Special Counsel Mueller, III’’
  • Volume VIII: Transcript of the December 4, 2019 House Committee on the Judiciary Hearing, ‘‘The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment’’
  • Volume IX: Transcript of the December 9, 2019 House Committee on the Judiciary Hearing, ‘‘The Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump: Presentations from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Judiciary Committee’’
  • Volume X: Transcript of December 11-13, 2019 Committee on the Judiciary Markup of: H. Res. 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump
  • Volume XI: Historic Materials
  • Volume XII: H. Res. 755, Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors (116th Congress)
  • Volume XIII: H. Res. 767, Providing for Consideration of H. Res. 755, Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors (116th Congress)
  • Volume XIV: H. Res. 660, Directing Certain Committees to Continue Their Ongoing Investigation as Part of the Existing House of Representatives Inquiry Into Whether Sufficient Grounds Exist for the House of Representatives to Exercise its Constitutional Power to Impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, And for Other Purposes (116th Congress)
  • Volume XV: H. Res. 430, Authorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to Initiate or Intervene in Judicial Proceedings to Enforce Certain Subpoenas and for Other Purposes
  • Volume XVI: Resolution Recommending that the House of Representatives Find William P. Barr, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with a Subpoena Duly Issued by the Committee on the Judiciary (116th Congress)
  • Volume XVII: Classified Documents
  • Volume XVIII: Miscellaneous

Articles of Impeachment


Hearings, Reports, and Resolutions in the House of Representatives

December 15, 2019House Report 116-346 of the Committee on the Judiciary, Impeachment of Donald J. Trump President of the United States

December 11, 2019House Report 116-335 of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on the Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report

December 9, 2019Serial No. 116-68: Presentations from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Judiciary Committee, Hearing before the House Committee on the Judiciary

December 4, 2019Serial No. 116-67: Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment, Hearing before the House Committee on the Judiciary

House Resolution 660 directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes.

  • October 31, 2019H. Res. 660 (EH) was brought to the floor October 31, 2019, for consideration, debated, and approved by the House by a vote of 232 yeas, 196 nays, and 4 not voting, as documented in the Congressional Record (165 Cong. Rec. H8683).
  • October 30, 2019 – The Committee on Rules met in open session and ordered H. Res. 660 (RH) favorably reported to the House (House Report 116-266) by a vote of 9 yeas and 4 nays, a quorum being present.
  • October 29, 2019 – Representative McGovern submitted H. Res. 660 (IH) which was referred to the Committee on Rules. H. Res. 660 directs the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), in coordination with the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Oversight and Reform, to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach President Trump. Mr. McGovern, Chair of the Rules Committee, also issued for printing in the Congressional Record (165 Cong. Rec. E1357).

July 24, 2019 – Oversight of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election: Former Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III, Hearing Before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Serial No. 116-41


Impeachment Rules, Precedents, and Procedures


Select Historical Impeachments

Impeachment of President William J. Clinton

Impeachment of G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.

  • December 8, 2010 – Senate Document 111-20, Proceedings of the United States Senate in the Impeachment Trial of G. Thomas Porteous, Jr., a Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • November 16, 2010 – Senate Hearing 111-691, Senate Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles of Impeachment Against Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • November 16, 2010 – Senate Report 111-347, Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles Against Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.
  • March 17, 2010 – Senate Document 111-13, Impeachment of Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.
  • March 17, 2010 – Senate Resolution 458 (ATS), To provide for the appointment of a committee to receive and to report evidence with respect to articles of impeachment against Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.
  • March 4, 2010 – House Report 111-427, Impeachment of Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr., Judge of the Eastern District of Louisiana

Impeachment of Samuel Kent

  • June 26, 2009 – House Document 111-53, Message From the Senate Relating to the Impeachment Proceedings of Samuel B. Kent
  • June 24, 2009 – Senate Resolution 202 (ATS), To provide for issuance of a summons and for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Samuel B. Kent.
  • June 19, 2009 – House Resolution 565 (EH), Appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment of Samuel B. Kent, a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
  • June 17, 2009 – House Report 111-159, Impeachment of Judge Samuel B. Kent
  • June 3, 2009 – House Hearing, 111th Congress, To Consider Possible Impeachment of United States District Judge Samuel B. Kent of the Southern District of Texas