THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL
Feb. 6: Closing Remarks
From the Congressional Record
NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUSPEND THE RULES
Notice of Intent to Suspend the Rules of the Senate by Senators Lott, Daschle, Hutchison, Harkin, Collins, Specter, Wellstone, and Leahy
In accordance with Rule V of the Standing Rules of the Senate, I (for myself, Mr. Daschle, Ms. Hutchison, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Wellstone, Ms. Collins, Mr. Specter, and Mr. Leahy) hereby give notice in writing that it is my intention to move to suspend the following portions of the Rules of Procedure and Practice in the Senate When Sitting on Impeachment Trials in regard to any deliberations by Senators on the articles of impeachment during the trial of President William Jefferson Clinton.
(1) The phrase `without debate' in Rule VII;
(2) the following portion of Rule XX: `, unless the Senate shall direct the doors to be closed while deliberating upon its decisions. A motion to close the doors may be acted upon without objection, or, if objection is heard, the motion shall be voted on without debate by the yeas and nays, which shall be entered on the record'; and
(3) In Rule XXIV, the phrases `without debate', `except when the doors shall be closed for deliberation, and in that case' and `, to be had without debate'.
ORDER OF PROCEDURE
Mr. LOTT. That concludes the presentations for today. The Senate will reconvene as a Court of Impeachment on Monday at 1 p.m. At that time, the managers and White House counsel will proceed to closing arguments for not to exceed 3 hours each and further business will resume after that.
ADJOURNMENT UNTIL 1 P.M., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1999
Mr. LOTT. I ask unanimous consent that the Court of Impeachment stand adjourned under the previous order.
There being no objection, at 5:06 p.m. the Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, adjourned until Monday, February 8, 1999, at 1 p.m.
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