Democrats confirm impeachment vote next week

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By Juliegrace Brufke – 12/13/19 11:06 AM EST

House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerOn The Money: Lawmakers strike spending deal | US, China reach limited trade deal ahead of tariff deadline | Lighthizer fails to quell GOP angst over new NAFTA Lawmakers strike spending deal to avert shutdown Vulnerable Democrats feel heat ahead of impeachment vote MORE (D-Md.) on Friday officially announced that lawmakers will vote on the two articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE next week.

“Next week, these two articles of impeachment — on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — will come to the House Floor for consideration,” Hoyer said in a statement released shortly after a House Judiciary Committee vote approving the articles on party lines.

“The representatives of the American people will then vote on whether to send this case against the President to the Senate for trial.”

The House is expected to hold a pro forma session on Saturday to introduce the articles of impeachment, teeing up a vote likely to take place on Wednesday.

“If things continue to come together on schedule, we are looking at appropriations on Tuesday, impeachment on Wednesday and USMCA on Thursday. But this is all subject to change,” a Democratic leadership aide told The Hill, referring to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a trade deal meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Lawmakers are working to pass 12 spending bills covering the federal government’s appropriations for the fiscal year.

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