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H.Res. 886: Condemning Charles “Chuck” Schumer, Senator of New York.

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About the resolution

Did his remark rise to the level of Senate condemnation, which hasn’t been used in three decades?

What censure is

A censure or condemnation is an official vote of disapproval by Congress towards one of its fellow members. Though the member remains in office, the punishment is very rare, only occurring nine times in American history — the last time being 30 years ago in 1990.

In February, GovTrack Insider wrote about Republican attempts to censure Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which would have been the first censure of a sitting Speaker. Her supposed offenses included ripping up President Trump’s State of the Union address on live national television and delaying the transfer of impeachment documents to the Senate for weeks. Neither censure resolution received a vote.

Now a month later ...

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Andy Biggs

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

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Mar 5, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Mar 5, 2020

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 5, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.



Mar 5, 2020

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H.Res. 886 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. 886. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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