Christal Hayes and Bart Jansen, USA TODAYPublished 3:59 p.m. ET Oct. 28, 2019 | Updated 4:59 p.m. ET Oct. 28, 2019
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives will vote this week to formalize impeachment inquiry procedures after weeks of resisting a full House vote and unrelenting attacks by Republicans.
The vote on the resolution by Rule Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., is expected Thursday. The text of the resolution was not immediately available, but it will lay out the next steps in the inquiry, including establishing procedures for public hearings, transferring the investigation to the Judiciary Committee for potential articles of impeachment and outlining rights of President Donald Trump and his attorneys.
It will mark the first time House members will be forced to vote on the inquiry and put several moderate Democrats and Republicans under close scrutiny as the 2020 election approaches.