H. Res. 21 - Calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President.

Bill Text

    Text of H. Res. 21 PDF XML

    (as introduced)

Rule Information

REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Agreed to by record vote of 222-204, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 219-206, on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

MANAGERS: Scanlon/Cole

1. Closed rule.
2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary or their respective designees.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution.
4. Provides that the amendment to the preamble printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the resolution, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Provides that the prohibition against personality in debate with respect to references to the President shall not apply during consideration of H. Res. 21 or any special order of business providing for the consideration of H. Res. 24.

6. Provides that during a covered period designated pursuant to section 3(s) of House Resolution 8, the Sergeant-at-Arms is authorized and directed to impose a fine against a Member, Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner for the failure to wear a mask in contravention of the Speaker’s announced policies of January 4, 2021.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Corrects the legal authority that directs the Congress to count electoral votes on January 6 following the presidential election.Considered as Adopted