Congressman Cohen Votes to Establish Rules for Ongoing Impeachment Inquiry

October 31, 2019
Press Release
Process assures transparency, thoroughness and due process

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberates, today joined his colleagues to establish rules and procedures for the next phase in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s misconduct.  These new procedures provide a forum of productive open hearings, the transmission of the evidence from the six committees engaged in the impeachment inquiry to the Judiciary Committee, and guidelines for any Judiciary Committee proceedings on impeachment of the President.  The resolution passed today by a vote of 232 to 196. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

“Today is truly significant in the history of our country. As Members of Congress, we swore an oath to defend the Constitution and we are upholding our commitment to the American people.  As Chairman of the Constitution Subcommittee, I have an important role and responsibility as the Judiciary Committee reviews the evidence and undertakes impeachment proceedings.   House investigations have already produced evidence about the President’s actions that should be of great concern to all Americans who believe no one is above the law. Congressional oversight is the constitutional duty of Congress and we will proceed in a fair and deliberative manner to learn the truth.”