Text: H.Res.581 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Engrossed in House (10/08/1998)

[Congressional Bills 105th Congress]
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[H. Res. 581 Engrossed in House (EH)]

                 In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

                                                       October 8, 1998.
    Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary, acting as a whole or by any 
subcommittee thereof appointed by the chairman for the purposes hereof and in 
accordance with the rules of the committee, is authorized and directed to 
investigate fully and completely whether sufficient grounds exist for the House 
of Representatives to exercise its constitutional power to impeach William 
Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States of America. The committee 
shall report to the House of Representatives such resolutions, articles of 
impeachment, or other recommendations as it deems proper.
    Sec. 2. (a) For the purpose of making such investigation, the committee is 
authorized to require--
            (1) by subpoena or otherwise--
                    (A) the attendance and testimony of any person (including at 
                a taking of a deposition by counsel for the committee); and
                    (B) the production of such things; and
            (2) by interrogatory, the furnishing of such information;
as it deems necessary to such investigation.
    (b) Such authority of the committee may be exercised--
            (1) by the chairman and the ranking minority member acting jointly, 
        or, if either declines to act, by the other acting alone, except that in 
        the event either so declines, either shall have the right to refer to 
        the committee for decision the question whether such authority shall be 
        so exercised and the committee shall be convened promptly to render that 
        decision; or
            (2) by the committee acting as a whole or by subcommittee.
Subpoenas and interrogatories so authorized may be issued over the signature of 
the chairman, or ranking minority member, or any member designated by either of 
them, and may be served by any person designated by the chairman, or ranking 
minority member, or any member designated by either of them. The chairman, or 
ranking minority member, or any member designated by either of them (or, with 
respect to any deposition, answer to interrogatory, or affidavit, any person 
authorized by law to administer oaths) may administer oaths to any witness. For 
the purposes of this section, ``things'' includes, without limitation, books, 
records, correspondence, logs, journals, memorandums, papers, documents, 
writings, drawings, graphs, charts, photographs, reproductions, recordings, 
tapes, transcripts, printouts, data compilations from which information can be 
obtained (translated if necessary, through detection devices into reasonably 
usable form), tangible objects, and other things of any kind.