Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) voted to pass H.Res. 660, a resolution codifying the ongoing impeachment inquiry and outlining the next steps toward public hearings and further transparency. Thompson released the following statement after the vote, which passed 232 to 196.
“Today’s vote marks an important next step in the House impeachment inquiry process. This step will allow the committees leading the inquiry to find the facts, hear from key witnesses and gather evidence without the President or his Administration stopping them from getting that information. This vote is a Constitutional duty of the House of Representatives. It also sets out guidelines to ensure public hearings proceed in public for the American people to see and authorizes the committees conducting this inquiry to make their findings public within important national security protocols. This legislation also provides an opportunity for the President and his Administration to participate in the proceedings as they have requested. I will continue to follow this process closely as is my Constitutional duty as a member of the House of Representatives.”