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HR 24 - Impeachment Petition - Key Vote

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Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Tabled (House) (227-95) - (Key vote)

Title: Impeachment Petition

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to kill a resolution that petitions the United States House of Representatives to commence impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney.

Highlights:
- Recognizes that impeachment proceedings may be set in motion by the United States House of Representatives by charges transmitted from a state legislature. - Enumerates the following alleged impeachable offenses:
    - Violating the United Nations Charter and other treaties by invading Iraq without just cause or provocation; - Establishing a permanent U.S. presence in Iraq and the Middle East; - Violating United Nations treaties by authorizing the use of depleted-uranium munitions in Iraq and Afghanistan; - Violating the constitutional rights of Americans and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act through warrantless wiretapping; - Violating the constitutional rights of Americans by ordering the indefinite detention of citizens without being charged or being provided access to legal council; - Overriding judicial orders to release detainees; and - Subverting laws by issuing an unprecedented number of "signing statements."
Note:

NOTE: A LEGISLATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.

Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Impeachment Petition

Sponsors

  • Betty B. Hall (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
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