Summary: S.Res.483 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate (01/22/2020)

This resolution sets forth related procedures for consideration of the articles of impeachment against the President that include

  • filing of certain records of the articles of impeachment by the House of Representatives;
  • establishing deadlines by which the President and the House must file certain motions related to the articles and any responses to the motions;
  • providing guidelines for arguments on such motions and presentations by the House and the President;
  • authorizing Senators to question parties;
  • making it in order, after deliberation by the Senate, for the Senate to vote on a motion to consider and debate, under the impeachment rules, any motion to subpoena witnesses or documents;
  • making it in order, following the disposition of that question, other motions provided under such rules;
  • requiring the Senate to depose such witnesses and decide which witnesses shall testify, if it agrees to allow the House or the President to subpoena witnesses;
  • making testimony inadmissible unless the parties have had an opportunity to depose such witnesses; and
  • requiring the Senate to vote on each article of impeachment at the conclusion of its deliberations.