According to two Democratic leadership aides, Democrats are looking at a House floor schedule for next week that looks this:
- Tuesday: Spending deal
- Wednesday: Articles of impeachment
- Thursday: USMCA trade deal
Reminder: The schedule is subject to change.
Democratic sources also say they expect the House Rules Committee to approve a rule that would govern floor debate of the impeachment resolution. They don’t need to do a rule — and didn’t when President Bill Clinton was impeached — but if they don’t approve a rule, they would need an unanimous consent agreement with the GOP over the parameters of the floor debate. Getting such an agreement in this environment seems unlikely.
The floor vote on the rule would occur Wednesday before the articles are approved. Each article will be voted on separately.
The House Rules Committee would have to meet to approve the rule first — and that will likely happen Tuesday.