Today on the Hill: Senators Wrap Up Impeachment Questions

January 30, 2020

Senators have reached a pivotal moment in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as they enter the final day of the question and answer portion. The Senate will have another eight hours to submit questions to the House managers and White House defense team, which must be submitted in writing for Chief Justice John Roberts to read. The Senate court of impeachment will then vote to determine whether to pursue additional evidence or witness testimony — a key factor as to whether the trial will end tomorrow or extend into next week.

On the House floor today, lawmakers will wrap up their legislative work week with consideration of two Iran-related measures. The lower chamber will pass a measure that would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq, as well as legislation that seeks to limit President Trump’s ability to engage in military offensives against Iran absent Congressional approval. Both bills are considered dead-on-arrival in the GOP-controlled Senate after the White House issued veto threats earlier this week.