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H.Res. 57: Impeaching Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States, for abuse of power by enabling bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors.

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About the resolution

This is the quickest that any president has faced a potential impeachment.


The House has impeached two of the last four presidents, one Democrat and one Republican, both on almost completely party-line votes. Also on almost completely party-line votes, both were acquitted by the Senate and allowed to remain in office.

But those other impeachments all took time. Bill Clinton was impeached during his sixth year and Donald Trump in both his third and fourth. Back in 1868, President Andrew Johnson was impeached during his fourth year, and President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 shortly before his almost-certain impeachment during his sixth year.

Now, a Republican member of Congress seeks to impeach a Democratic president on his first full day, for actions taken several years earlier as vice …

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Marjorie Taylor Greene

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 14th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 21, 2021
Length: 9 pages
Jan 21, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 21, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 21, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)



Jan 21, 2021

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H.Res. 57 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. 57. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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