Congress convenes Monday with a hefty legislative to-do list, facing limited time and potential partisan land mines — including a possible push by House Democrats to impeach President Trump.
Items to address:
- Bill to fund the government: A government shutdown is quite possible if Congress does not pass something by September 30. Leaders will probably pass a short-term bill to buy more time to negotiate a deal.
- Tighter gun restrictions.
- Trade policies.
- Prescription drug pricing
The House will also vote to “normalize procedures for a growing impeachment inquiry, clarifying its investigative authorities and granting President Trump new due process.”
The New York Times has obtained a draft copy of what the House Judiciary Committee plans to do. The Committee has already “informed several federal courts and the public that it in the midst of a full-scale impeachment inquiry.”
The House will investigate the following:
- Trump’s role in illegal hush money payoffs to women he allegedly had affairs with.
- Offering pardons to immigration officials in the event of any criminal activity committed while building a small portion of his vanity wall.
- Profiting off of government spending at his hotels and resorts.