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H.Res. 46: Removing Representative Mo Brooks from the House of Representatives.

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If the bill passes, it would only be the third House expulsion in the past century.


A mob of domestic terrorists attempted to seize the Capitol Building on January 6, resulting in five deaths. The insurrectionists had attended a rally earlier that day headlined by President Donald Trump, at which Trump congressional ally Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL5) also spoke.

“I’ve got a message that I need you to take to your heart and take back home — and along the way, stop at the Capitol,” Rep. Brooks said in his speech while wearing a “Fire Pelosi” hat. “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass!”

“Our ancestors sacrificed their blood, their sweat, their tears, their fortunes, and sometimes their lives to give us, …

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Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 13, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Jan 13, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 13, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 13, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


23 Cosponsors (23 Democrats)



Jan 13, 2021

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H.Res. 46 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. 46. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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