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H.Res. 646 (115th): Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, of high misdemeanors.

About the resolution

On December 6, 2017, Rep. Al Green introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump. Green introduced the resolution as a privileged motion and it was voted on the same day. As expected the resolution did not move forward, losing by 364–58 with all Republicans and most Democrats voting against it.

High crimes or misdemeanors

Green’s resolution, H.Res. 646: Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, of high misdemeanors, is not the first impeachment resolution against the President introduced this session. In July, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA30) introduced H.Res. 438 and in November, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN9) introduced H.Res. 621. However, both Sherman and Cohen focused on the crimes side of “high crimes and misdemeanors” and argued for impeachment based on what they believed ...

Sponsor and status

Al Green

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 6, 2017
Length: 8 pages
Dec 6, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Failed House on Dec 6, 2017

This resolution failed in the House on December 6, 2017.

See Instead

H.Res. 705 (same title)
Failed House — Jan 19, 2018



Dec 6, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Dec 6, 2017
Failed House

A vote on the resolution failed in the House. The resolution is now dead.

This was a vote to kill H.Res. 646, a resolution impeaching President Donald Trump.

On December 6, 2017, Rep. Al Green introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump. Green ...

Dec 6, 2017
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Laid on Table in the House.

H.Res. 646 (115th) was a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 646. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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