The House Rules Committee just approved six hours of debate on the House floor Wednesday on the resolution to impeach President Trump.
The panel announced the parameters of the debate after voting to approve the rule on the impeachment articles along party lines.
The six hours of floor time will be divided equally by Democrats and Republicans and will be led by the House Judiciary Committee leaders. The House will also have one hour of debate before taking the procedural vote to approve the rule governing the debate.
On Wednesday, the House will vote on the two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. No amendments will be allowed, according to the resolution approved by the rule-making committee tonight.
The House Rules Committee also allowed for the House to approve a resolution naming impeachment managers after the articles of impeachment have been passed.
The panel teed up the floor debate on the impeachment resolution following a lengthy and at times contentious exchanges between members as the panel ahead of the vote to make Trump the third President in US history to be impeached.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler did not appear at the House Rules Committee meeting due to a family medical emergency, House Rules Chairman Jim McGovern said today. A committee aide said that Nadler was expected back for floor debate on impeachment Wednesday.