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H.Res. 560: 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?


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 ...

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Ayanna Pressley

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

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Last Updated: Sep 17, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Sep 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Sep 17, 2019

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 17, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.



Sep 17, 2019

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H.Res. 560 is 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.

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