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H.Res. 784: Condemning and censuring Nancy D’Alessandro Pelosi, Representative of California’s 12th Congressional District.

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Do her actions merit the chamber’s official condemnation, used only once in the past three decades?


The harshest punishment available to the House is expulsion, which removes a fellow member from office. That’s only been used five times in American history. And it’s only been used once in the last 30 years, in 2002 for Rep. James Trafficant (D-OH17) who committed bribery and falsified tax returns.

The next-harshest punishment is censure, a formal reprimand by the House towards a fellow member which nonetheless keeps them in office. That’s been used 23 times in American history. It’s also only been used once in the last 30 years, in 2010 for Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY13) who filed inaccurate tax returns and financial reports.

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Bradley Byrne

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 9, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Jan 9, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jan 9, 2020

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 9, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.



Jan 9, 2020

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H.Res. 784 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. 784. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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