Trump Impeachment Article I
States Case for Abuse of Power

The House adopted Article I of its impeachment of President Trump. The article declares Trump abused the powers of the presidency when he and his administration withheld military aid to Ukraine and dangled the prospect of a White House visit by Ukraine's president in order to pressure Ukraine's government to announce investigations related to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and any Ukrainian role in hacking Democratic Party e-mails during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Biden is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

The article was supported by 229 of the 231 Democrats who voted and opposed by all 195 Republicans who voted. Michigan independent Justin Amash voted yes. The Democrats breaking party lines were Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey and Collin Peterson of Minnesota. Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard was present for the roll call but answered "present" instead of taking a pro-or-con stand. The members not voting were Democrat Jose Serrano of New York and Republicans Duncan Hunter of California and John Shimkus of Illinois.

The 12th paragraph of the 13-paragraph article says Trump "abused the powers of the presidency by ignoring and injuring national security and other vital national interests to obtain an improper personal political benefit. He has also betrayed the Nation by abusing his high office to enlist a foreign power in corrupting democratic elections."

Amash said "President Trump abused and violated the public trust by using his high office to solicit the aid of a foreign power, not for the benefit of the United States of America but instead for his personal and political gain. His actions reflect precisely the type of conduct the framers of the Constitution intended to remedy through the power of impeachment."

Tom Cole, R-Okla., said the article is "based on an event that never happened, a purported quid pro quo that did not exist. Aid that was allegedly withheld that in reality was never withheld at all. And a narrative based on nothing more than fantasy."

A yes vote was to impeach President Trump for abuse of power.

  Yes   No   Not Voting Present
Republicans 0   195   2 0
Democrats 230   2   1 1
Totals 230   197   3 1
Roll Call #695; 12/18/2019

234   Democrats Yea Nay   197   Republicans Yea Nay
Total   230 2   Total   0 195
Adams, Alma NC Y     Abraham, Ralph   LA   N
Aguilar, Pete CA Y     Aderholt, Robert   AL   N
Allred, Colin TX Y     Allen, Rick   GA   N
Amash, Justin MI Y     Amodei, Mark   NV   N
Axne, Cynthia IA Y     Armstrong, Kelly   ND   N
Barragan, Nanette CA Y     Arrington, Jodey   TX   N
Bass, Karen CA Y     Babin, Brian   TX   N
Beatty, Joyce OH Y     Bacon, Don   NE   N
Bera, Ami CA Y     Baird, James   IN   N
Beyer, Donald VA Y     Balderson, Troy   OH   N
Bishop, Sanford GA Y     Banks, Jim   IN   N
Blumenauer, Earl OR Y     Barr, Andy   KY   N
Blunt Rochester, DE Y     Bergman, Jack   MI   N
Bonamici, Suzanne OR Y     Biggs, Andy   AZ   N
Boyle, Brendan PA Y     Bilirakis, Gus   FL   N
Brindisi, Anthony NY Y     Bishop, Dan   NC   N
Brown, Anthony MD Y     Bishop, Rob   UT   N
Brownley, Julia CA Y     Bost, Mike   IL   N
Bustos, Cheri IL Y     Brady, Kevin   TX   N
Butterfield, G. NC Y     Brooks, Mo   AL   N
Carbajal, Salud CA Y     Brooks, Susan   IN   N
Cardenas, Tony CA Y     Buchanan, Vern   FL   N
Carson, Andre IN Y     Buck, Ken   CO   N
Cartwright, Matt PA Y     Bucshon, Larry   IN   N
Case, Ed HI Y     Budd, Ted   NC   N
Casten, Sean IL Y     Burchett, Tim   TN   N
Castor, Kathy FL Y     Burgess, Michael   TX   N
Castro, Joaquin TX Y     Byrne, Bradley   AL   N
Chu, Judy CA Y     Calvert, Ken   CA   N
Cicilline, David RI Y     Carter, Earl   GA   N
Cisneros, Gilbert CA Y     Carter, John   TX   N
Clark, Katherine MA Y     Chabot, Steve   OH   N
Clarke, Yvette NY Y     Cheney, Liz   WY   N
Clay, Wm. MO Y     Cline, Ben   VA   N
Cleaver, Emanuel MO Y     Cloud, Michael   TX   N
Clyburn, James SC Y     Cole, Tom   OK   N
Cohen, Steve TN Y     Collins, Doug   GA   N
Connolly, Gerald VA Y     Comer, James   KY   N
Cooper, Jim TN Y     Conaway, K.   TX   N
Correa, J. CA Y     Cook, Paul   CA   N
Costa, Jim CA Y     Crawford, Eric   AR   N
Courtney, Joe CT Y     Crenshaw, Dan   TX   N
Cox, TJ CA Y     Curtis, John   UT   N
Craig, Angie MN Y     Davidson, Warren   OH   N
Crist, Charlie FL Y     Davis, Rodney   IL   N
Crow, Jason CO Y     DesJarlais, Scott   TN   N
Cuellar, Henry TX Y     Diaz-Balart, Mario   FL   N
Cunningham, Joe SC Y     Duncan, Jeff   SC   N
Davids, Sharice KS Y     Dunn, Neal   FL   N
Davis, Susan CA Y     Emmer, Tom   MN   N
Davis, Danny IL Y     Estes, Ron   KS   N
Dean, Madeleine PA Y     Ferguson, A.   GA   N
DeFazio, Peter OR Y     Fitzpatrick, Brian   PA   N
DeGette, Diana CO Y     Fleischmann, Charles   TN   N
DeLauro, Rosa CT Y     Flores, Bill   TX   N
DelBene, Suzan WA Y     Fortenberry, Jeff   NE   N
Delgado, Antonio NY Y     Foxx, Virginia   NC   N
Demings, Val FL Y     Fulcher, Russ   ID   N
DeSaulnier, Mark CA Y     Gaetz, Matt   FL   N
Deutch, Theodore FL Y     Gallagher, Mike   WI   N
Dingell, Debbie MI Y     Gianforte, Greg   MT   N
Doggett, Lloyd TX Y     Gibbs, Bob   OH   N
Doyle, Michael PA Y     Gohmert, Louie   TX   N
Engel, Eliot NY Y     Gonzalez, Anthony   OH   N
Escobar, Veronica TX Y     Gooden, Lance   TX   N
Eshoo, Anna CA Y     Gosar, Paul   AZ   N
Espaillat, Adriano NY Y     Granger, Kay   TX   N
Evans, Dwight PA Y     Graves, Tom   GA   N
Finkenauer, Abby IA Y     Graves, Garret   LA   N
Fletcher, Lizzie TX Y     Graves, Sam   MO   N
Foster, Bill IL Y     Green, Mark   TN   N
Frankel, Lois FL Y     Griffith, H.   VA   N
Fudge, Marcia OH Y     Grothman, Glenn   WI   N
Gallego, Ruben AZ Y     Guest, Michael   MS   N
Garamendi, John CA Y     Guthrie, Brett   KY   N
Garcia, Jesus IL Y     Hagedorn, Jim   MN   N
Garcia, Sylvia TX Y     Harris, Andy   MD   N
Golden, Jared ME Y     Hartzler, Vicky   MO   N
Gomez, Jimmy CA Y     Hern, Kevin   OK   N
Gonzalez, Vicente TX Y     Herrera Beutler,   WA   N
Gottheimer, Josh NJ Y     Hice, Jody   GA   N
Green, Al TX Y     Higgins, Clay   LA   N
Grijalva, Raul AZ Y     Hill, J.   AR   N
Haaland, Debra NM Y     Holding, George   NC   N
Harder, Josh CA Y     Hollingsworth, Trey   IN   N
Hastings, Alcee FL Y     Hudson, Richard   NC   N
Hayes, Jahana CT Y     Huizenga, Bill   MI   N
Heck, Denny WA Y     Hurd, Will   TX   N
Higgins, Brian NY Y     Johnson, Mike   LA   N
Himes, James CT Y     Johnson, Bill   OH   N
Horn, Kendra OK Y     Johnson, Dusty   SD   N
Horsford, Steven NV Y     Jordan, Jim   OH   N
Houlahan, Chrissy PA Y     Joyce, David   OH   N
Hoyer, Steny MD Y     Joyce, John   PA   N
Huffman, Jared CA Y     Katko, John   NY   N
Jackson Lee, TX Y     Keller, Fred   PA   N
Jayapal, Pramila WA Y     Kelly, Trent   MS   N
Jeffries, Hakeem NY Y     Kelly, Mike   PA   N
Johnson, Henry GA Y     King, Steve   IA   N
Johnson, Eddie TX Y     King, Peter   NY   N
Kaptur, Marcy OH Y     Kinzinger, Adam   IL   N
Keating, William MA Y     Kustoff, David   TN   N
Kelly, Robin IL Y     LaHood, Darin   IL   N
Kennedy, Joseph MA Y     LaMalfa, Doug   CA   N
Khanna, Ro CA Y     Lamborn, Doug   CO   N
Kildee, Daniel MI Y     Latta, Robert   OH   N
Kilmer, Derek WA Y     Lesko, Debbie   AZ   N
Kim, Andy NJ Y     Long, Billy   MO   N
Kind, Ron WI Y     Loudermilk, Barry   GA   N
Kirkpatrick, Ann AZ Y     Lucas, Frank   OK   N
Krishnamoorthi, Raja IL Y     Luetkemeyer, Blaine   MO   N
Kuster, Ann NH Y     Marchant, Kenny   TX   N
Lamb, Conor PA Y     Marshall, Roger   KS   N
Langevin, James RI Y     Massie, Thomas   KY   N
Larsen, Rick WA Y     Mast, Brian   FL   N
Larson, John CT Y     McCarthy, Kevin   CA   N
Lawrence, Brenda MI Y     McCaul, Michael   TX   N
Lawson, Al, FL Y     McClintock, Tom   CA   N
Lee, Barbara CA Y     McHenry, Patrick   NC   N
Lee, Susie NV Y     McKinley, David   WV   N
Levin, Mike CA Y     Meadows, Mark   NC   N
Levin, Andy MI Y     Meuser, Daniel   PA   N
Lewis, John GA Y     Miller, Carol   WV   N
Lieu, Ted CA Y     Mitchell, Paul   MI   N
Lipinski, Daniel IL Y     Moolenaar, John   MI   N
Loebsack, David IA Y     Mooney, Alexander   WV   N
Lofgren, Zoe CA Y     Mullin, Markwayne   OK   N
Lowenthal, Alan CA Y     Murphy, Gregory   NC   N
Lowey, Nita NY Y     Newhouse, Dan   WA   N
Lujan, Ben NM Y     Norman, Ralph   SC   N
Luria, Elaine VA Y     Nunes, Devin   CA   N
Lynch, Stephen MA Y     Olson, Pete   TX   N
Malinowski, Tom NJ Y     Palazzo, Steven   MS   N
Maloney, Carolyn NY Y     Palmer, Gary   AL   N
Maloney, Sean NY Y     Pence, Greg   IN   N
Matsui, Doris CA Y     Perry, Scott   PA   N
McAdams, Ben UT Y     Posey, Bill   FL   N
McBath, Lucy GA Y     Ratcliffe, John   TX   N
McCollum, Betty MN Y     Reed, Tom   NY   N
McEachin, A. VA Y     Reschenthaler, Guy   PA   N
McGovern, James MA Y     Rice, Tom   SC   N
McNerney, Jerry CA Y     Riggleman, Denver   VA   N
Meeks, Gregory NY Y     Roby, Martha   AL   N
Meng, Grace NY Y     McMorris Rodgers,   WA   N
Moore, Gwen WI Y     Roe, David   TN   N
Morelle, Joseph NY Y     Rogers, Mike   AL   N
Moulton, Seth MA Y     Rogers, Harold   KY   N
Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie FL Y     Rooney, Francis   FL   N
Murphy, Stephanie FL Y     Rose, John   TN   N
Nadler, Jerrold NY Y     Rouzer, David   NC   N
Napolitano, Grace CA Y     Roy, Chip   TX   N
Neal, Richard MA Y     Rutherford, John   FL   N
Neguse, Joe CO Y     Scalise, Steve   LA   N
Norcross, Donald NJ Y     Schweikert, David   AZ   N
O'Halleran, Tom AZ Y     Scott, Austin   GA   N
Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria NY Y     Sensenbrenner, F.   WI   N
Omar, Ilhan MN Y     Simpson, Michael   ID   N
Pallone, Frank, NJ Y     Smith, Jason   MO   N
Panetta, Jimmy CA Y     Smith, Adrian   NE   N
Pappas, Chris NH Y     Smith, Christopher   NJ   N
Pascrell, Bill, NJ Y     Smucker, Lloyd   PA   N
Payne, Donald NJ Y     Spano, Ross   FL   N
Pelosi, Nancy CA Y     Stauber, Pete   MN   N
Perlmutter, Ed CO Y     Stefanik, Elise   NY   N
Peters, Scott CA Y     Steil, Bryan   WI   N
Phillips, Dean MN Y     Steube, W.   FL   N
Pingree, Chellie ME Y     Stewart, Chris   UT   N
Pocan, Mark WI Y     Stivers, Steve   OH   N
Porter, Katie CA Y     Taylor, Van   TX   N
Pressley, Ayanna MA Y     Thompson, Glenn   PA   N
Price, David NC Y     Thornberry, Mac   TX   N
Quigley, Mike IL Y     Timmons, William   SC   N
Raskin, Jamie MD Y     Tipton, Scott   CO   N
Rice, Kathleen NY Y     Turner, Michael   OH   N
Richmond, Cedric LA Y     Upton, Fred   MI   N
Rose, Max NY Y     Wagner, Ann   MO   N
Rouda, Harley CA Y     Walberg, Tim   MI   N
Roybal-Allard, Lucille CA Y     Walden, Greg   OR   N
Ruiz, Raul CA Y     Walker, Mark   NC   N
Ruppersberger, C. MD Y     Walorski, Jackie   IN   N
Rush, Bobby IL Y     Waltz, Michael   FL   N
Ryan, Tim OH Y     Watkins, Steve   KS   N
Sanchez, Linda CA Y     Weber, Randy   TX   N
Sarbanes, John MD Y     Webster, Daniel   FL   N
Scanlon, Mary PA Y     Wenstrup, Brad   OH   N
Schakowsky, Janice IL Y     Westerman, Bruce   AR   N
Schiff, Adam CA Y     Williams, Roger   TX   N
Schneider, Bradley IL Y     Wilson, Joe   SC   N
Schrader, Kurt OR Y     Wittman, Robert   VA   N
Schrier, Kim WA Y     Womack, Steve   AR   N
Scott, Robert VA Y     Woodall, Rob   GA   N
Scott, David GA Y     Wright, Ron   TX   N
Sewell, Terri AL Y     Yoho, Ted   FL   N
Shalala, Donna FL Y     Young, Don   AK   N
Sherman, Brad CA Y     Zeldin, Lee   NY   N
Sherrill, Mikie NJ Y     Hunter, Duncan   CA   NV
Sires, Albio NJ Y     Shimkus, John   IL   NV
Slotkin, Elissa MI Y            
Smith, Adam WA Y            
Soto, Darren FL Y            
Spanberger, Abigail VA Y            
Speier, Jackie CA Y            
Stanton, Greg AZ Y            
Stevens, Haley MI Y            
Suozzi, Thomas NY Y            
Swalwell, Eric CA Y            
Takano, Mark CA Y            
Thompson, Mike CA Y            
Thompson, Bennie MS Y            
Titus, Dina NV Y            
Tlaib, Rashida MI Y            
Tonko, Paul NY Y            
Torres, Norma CA Y            
Torres Small, NM Y            
Trahan, Lori MA Y            
Trone, David MD Y            
Underwood, Lauren IL Y            
Vargas, Juan CA Y            
Veasey, Marc TX Y            
Vela, Filemon TX Y            
Velazquez, Nydia NY Y            
Visclosky, Peter IN Y            
Wasserman Schultz, FL Y            
Waters, Maxine CA Y            
Watson Coleman, NJ Y            
Welch, Peter VT Y            
Wexton, Jennifer VA Y            
Wild, Susan PA Y            
Wilson, Frederica FL Y            
Yarmuth, John KY Y            
Peterson, Collin MN   N          
Van Drew, NJ   N          
Serrano, Jose NY   NV          
Gabbard, Tulsi HI   P