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Impeachment Process in the Senate [Updated January 21, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "After the House impeaches a federal officer, the Senate conducts a trial to determine if the individual should be removed from office. The Senate has a set of rules specific to the conduct of an impeachment trial, most of which originated in the early 19th century. The impeachment rules lay out specific steps that the Senate takes to organize for a trial. House managers (Members of the House who present the case against the impeached officer in the Senate) read the articles of impeachment on the Senate floor. The Presiding Officer and Senators take an oath to do impartial justice, and the Senate issues a 'summons' to the accused and requests that a written answer be filed. The House Managers are also invited to respond to the answer of the impeached officer."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R46185
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2020-01-21
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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