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116th Congress    }                                     {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                     {      116-355

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE RESOLUTION (H. RES. 755) IMPEACHING 
DONALD JOHN TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, FOR HIGH CRIMES AND 
                              MISDEMEANORS

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 December 17, 2019.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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              Mr. McGovern, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 767]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 767, by a record vote of 9 to 4, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H. Res. 755, 
Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, 
for high crimes and misdemeanors, under a closed rule. The 
resolution provides that immediately upon adoption of this 
resolution, without intervention of any point of order, the 
House shall proceed to the consideration of H. Res. 755. The 
resolution provides six hours of debate on the resolution 
equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary or their 
respective designees. The resolution provides that the 
amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the 
Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the resolution shall 
be considered as adopted. The resolution provides that the 
question of adoption of H. Res. 755, as amended, shall be 
divided between the two articles. The resolution provides that 
during consideration of H. Res. 755, only the following persons 
shall be admitted to the Hall of the House or rooms leading 
thereto:
          (a) Members of Congress.
          (b) The Delegates and the Resident Commissioner.
          (c) The President and Vice President of the United 
        States.
          (d) Other persons as designated by the Speaker.
    Section 3 of the resolution provides, after adoption of H. 
Res. 755, for consideration of a resolution appointing and 
authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of Donald John 
Trump, President of the United States, under a closed rule, if 
offered by the chair of the Committee on the Judiciary or his 
designee. The resolution provides 10 minutes of debate on the 
resolution specified in section 3 equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on the Judiciary. The resolution shall be in order at 
any time if called up by the chair of the Committee on the 
Judiciary or his designee. The resolution waives all points of 
order against consideration of the resolution specified in 
section 3. The resolution provides that no other resolution 
incidental to impeachment relating to H. Res. 755 shall be 
privileged during the remainder of the One Hundred Sixteenth 
Congress. The resolution provides that the chair of the 
Committee on the Judiciary may insert in the Congressional 
Record such material as he may deem explanatory of H. Res. 755 
and the resolution specified in section 3 of the resolution, 
not later than the date that is 5 legislative days after 
adoption of each respective resolution.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H. Res. 755, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 219

    Motion by Mr. Cole to provide twelve hours of general 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. Defeated: 4-
9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................          Nay   Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 220

    Motion by Mr. Woodall to amend section 1 to waive all 
points of order against provisions in the resolution except for 
those in violation of clause 2(g)(6)(B) of House rule XI. 
Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................          Nay   Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 221

    Motion by Ms. Scanlon to report the rule. Adopted: 9-4

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................          Yea   Mr. Cole..........................          Nay
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Yea   Mr. Woodall.......................          Nay
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Yea   Mr. Burgess.......................          Nay
Mr. Raskin......................................          Yea   Mrs. Lesko........................          Nay
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Yea
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Yea
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Yea
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Yea
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Yea
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