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H.Res. 560 (116th): Inquiring whether the House of Representatives should impeach Brett M. Kavanaugh, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

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Should the most recent Supreme Court justice be removed from the bench?

Context

Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump to the Supreme Court in 2018, the subject of controversy after sexual assault allegations emerged from former high school classmate Christine Blasey Ford. Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee and Kavanaugh disputed her allegations, which took place decades before in 1982.

Kavanaugh was ultimately confirmed to a lifetime appointment by a 50 to 48 Senate vote. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the only Democrat in favor, while Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) technically voted “present” while expressing her opposition to Kavanaugh in a floor speech, making her the only Republican opposed.

In 2019, after Kavanaugh had already been confirmed, the *New York Times *published further claims. Multiple Yale classmates said ...

Sponsor and status

Ayanna Pressley

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 17, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Sep 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 17, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Cosponsors

14 Cosponsors (14 Democrats)

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History

Sep 17, 2019
 
Introduced

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

H.Res. 560 (116th) 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. 560. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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