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H Res 495 - Expulsion of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., D-Ohio - Key Vote

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James DeMint voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation-Resolution.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SIMPLE RESOLUTION. SIMPLE RESOLUTIONS ARE USUALLY USED TO EXPRESS A SENSE OR POSITION OF ONE CHAMBER. SIMPLE RESOLUTIONS DO NOT ADVANCE TO THE OTHER CHAMBER, ARE NOT PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT, AND DO NOT CARRY THE WEIGHT OF LAW.

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Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed (House) (420-1) - (Key vote)

Title: Expulsion of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., D-Ohio

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a resolution that would expel Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-Ohio, from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Highlights:
  • By adopting this resolution, the United States House of Representatives would expel James Traficant, Jr. from its chamber. The Constitution grants the authority to expel an active member for committing misconduct while in office to both the House and Senate. This authority does not extend to misconduct committed prior to taking office, and misconduct is not explicitly defined.
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NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS

Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expulsion of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., D-Ohio

Sponsors

  • Joel Hefley (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
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