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H.Res. 260: In the Matter of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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About the resolution

It would be the first successful House expulsion attempt in almost two decades.

Context

Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA14) has proven one of the most obstreperous members of Congress within just a few months.

Both before and after her 2020 election, her incendiary actions included liking a social media post calling for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s assassinationcalling an Italian-American Democratic House colleague “Mussolini,” and seeking to launch a caucus within the House for members representing “uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”

The House can expel any of its own members with a two-thirds vote of the chamber. (The Senate does not have a say.) The punishment is extremely rare, occurring only five times in American history, and only once in the past 40 years.

What the resolution does …

Sponsor and status

Jimmy Gomez

Sponsor. Representative for California's 34th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Mar 19, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Mar 19, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 19, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

73 Cosponsors (73 Democrats)

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History

Mar 19, 2021
 
Introduced

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Agreed To

H.Res. 260 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. 260. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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