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H.Res. 766 (116th): Censuring President Donald J. Trump.

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Is censure the appropriate centrist middle ground, or does it amount to a “get out of jail free” card?


The House impeached President Trump on December 18.Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI2) was the only “present” vote for House impeachment, not officially taking a stand either way.

“After doing my due diligence in reviewing the 658-page impeachment report, I came to the conclusion that I could not in good conscience vote either yes or no,” Rep. Gabbard explained in a video message. “I am standing in the center and decided to vote present.”

“I could not in good conscience vote against impeachment, because I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing,” Rep. Gabbard continued. “I also could not in good conscience vote for impeachment, because removal of a sitting president ...

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Tulsi Gabbard

Sponsor. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Dec 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

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



Dec 17, 2019

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

H.Res. 766 (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. 766. 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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