(Washington, DC) – Read Congresswoman Kuster’s statement below:
What a week in Congress! Here’s an update from the House:
This week, we are voting to pass historic legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs, including my bill to fund 7.5 billion dollars to tackle the opioid epidemic by increasing access to treatment.
Today, we announced a path forward with a bipartisan deal on the U.S. Mexico, Canada Trade Agreement; and we will be voting soon to fund the government and approve the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives our troops a much-needed pay raise, and provides 12 weeks of paid parental leave for all federal employees.
And in addition, earlier today, the House Judiciary Committee took the formal step of announcing articles of impeachment.
After detailed hearings in the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, the facts are clear and uncontested: President Trump has abused the power of the Presidency for his own personal gain, at the expense of our national security and the integrity of the 2020 election.
President Trump continues to solicit foreign interference in our upcoming election, which is a direct threat to our democracy and the sanctity of every American’s vote.
I believe the President has violated his oath of office, and his actions represent a “clear and present danger” that he will continue to abuse his power for his own political gain.
If there is information that clears President Trump of wrongdoing, he should provide it to Congress and the American people.
Instead, he continues to block witnesses from testifying and stonewall the investigation in order to cover up his misconduct.
Unfortunately, President Trump has left us no choice. As Members of Congress, we took an oath to protect our Constitution, and we must ensure that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States.
Watch Rep. Kuster’s statement here.