What’s next after the impeachment process vote?

A man sits in the visitors gallery above the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as a display board shows the final vote tallies of 232 Yea and 196 Nay on a resolution that outlines the next steps in the impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner - RC1125BB6970

On Oct. 31, the House of Representatives passed a resolution that set out the procedures for the next steps in the ongoing impeachment inquiry. Brookings Senior Fellow Molly Reynolds explains why the resolution was important symbolically as well as substantively, how the Trump impeachment inquiry is different from the Clinton impeachment, and what other priorities are still on Congress’ agenda.

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