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Steny Hoyer, the House majority leader, told NBC News that the chamber would immediately send the impeachment article to the Senate if it passes the House.
.@LeaderHoyer told me Democrats would send impeachment articles to the Senate immediately.
The House is now debating the rule to set up the debate on the impeachment article later today, which will precede the vote on the article.
The House is back in session and will debate for up to one hour H.Res. 41 – Rule providing for consideration of H.Res. 24 – Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.