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H.Res. 582: Impeaching Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, for high crimes and misdemeanors.

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If this initiative succeeds, Mayorkas would be only the second impeached Cabinet official in U.S. history.


Under President Joe Biden, in July the monthly level of illegal border crossings reached their highest level since May 2000, while in April deportations reached the lowest monthly level on record.

Many Republicans blame Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, who proved controversial even before taking the position. His Senate confirmation vote was 56–43, with Democrats approving him unanimously while Republicans largely opposed him 6–43. This was the third-closest vote of Biden’s Cabinet nominations, behind only Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

The word “impeachment” is most commonly associated with the presidency, as the House of Representatives has impeached two of …

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Andy Biggs

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

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Last Updated: Aug 10, 2021
Length: 9 pages
Aug 10, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Aug 10, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on August 10, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


31 Cosponsors (31 Republicans)



Aug 10, 2021

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H.Res. 582 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. 582. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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