This Week on the Hill: Trump Impeachment Trial Draws to a Close

February 3, 2020

The impeachment trial of President Trump is nearing an endgame after the Senate chose not to pursue additional evidence and witness testimony last week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) outlined the next steps in the upper chamber’s impeachment process on Friday. Leader McConnell’s resolution provides for two days of closing arguments and Senate speeches today and tomorrow, followed by votes to acquit the President on the two articles of impeachment on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the House will reconvene tomorrow as President Trump is set to deliver his third State of the Union (SOTU) address. On the floor for the balance of the week, lawmakers will consider a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that seeks to overturn the Trump administration’s recently announced Medicaid block grant proposal. The lower chamber will also take up a $4.7 billion emergency aid package that seeks to provide disaster relief for Puerto Rico, as well as a bill out of the Education and Labor Committee that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and related labor laws to extend protections for union workers.