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H.Res. 633: Requiring that all impeachment inquiry related hearings, witness interviews and communications, document productions and examinations, proceedings, and other related work shall be done in an open setting and in public view.

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Should all of President Trump’s House impeachment hearings be held in public, or should some parts remain private?


Since the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump was announced in September, debate and controversy has surrounded how that process would play out.

Almost all of the witness testimony so far has been held behind closed doors. On top of that, House Democrats have not yet released any transcripts of the closed-door testimony.

Among the people the House has already requested or subpoenaed to testify — whether they have yet or not — include Defense Secretary Mark Esper, former Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, current Ukrainian Ambassador Bill Taylor, current E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, former Special Envoy Kurt Volker and Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

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Mo Brooks

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Oct 16, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Oct 16, 2019

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 16, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.



Oct 16, 2019

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H.Res. 633 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. 633. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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