Washtington DC, — (RI) — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says reports indicate the articles of impeachment could be sent from the U-S House to the Senate very soon.
By law, Grassley says the “looming” impeachment trial would force everything else in the chamber to come to a screeching halt, including action on “very important issues,” like ratifying the United States Mexico Canada Agreement.
While the articles were passed in the House nearly a month ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chose not to immediately send them on to the Senate for action.
The Senate Budget Committee is meeting Tuesday to do markup on the U-S-M-C-A, a measure which Grassley says has great importance to Iowans and to the country. Senate debate on the trade agreement is limited to 20 hours, according to Grassley.
Due to the impeachment process, Grassley says, “We have lost a heck of a lot of time that could have been spent working together on the American people’s priorities.”