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H.Res. 38 (117th): Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 21) calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President; and for other purposes.


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 4, 2021.


This resolution sets forth the rule for the consideration of H.Res. 21 (calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to take appropriate actions to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as Acting President).

The prohibition against personality in debate shall not apply during such consideration or any special order of business providing for consideration of H.Res. 24 (impeaching President Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors) with respect to references to the President.

During the 45-day period designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives in H.Res. 965, 116th Congress (allowing remote voting by proxy in the House and remote official committee procedures during a public health emergency due to a novel coronavirus [e.g., the virus that causes COVID-19])

the Sergeant-at-Arms is directed to impose a $500 fine for a first offense and a $2,500 fine for any subsequent offense against a Member, Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner for failure to wear a mask in contravention of the Speaker's announced policies of January 4, 2021; and the fine shall be treated as though imposed and administered under Rule II (Other Officers and Officials) of the Rules of the House. After the Committee on Ethics receives an appeal of the fine, the 30 calendar days or 5 legislative days, whichever is later, by which the committee must either dismiss the fine or allow it to proceed may not commence until the committee has adopted written rules.