Owens Votes Yes on Biden Impeachment Inquiry
WASHINGTON – Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) released the following statement applauding the passage of H.Res. 918, a resolution directing the Committees on Oversight and Accountability, Ways and Means, and the Judiciary to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden.
“The Biden family has raked in tens of millions of dollars by leveraging their last name to peddle political influence and secure lucrative business deals with foreign nationals and adversaries, including the Chinese Communist Party,” said Rep. Owens. “The White House is working overtime to impede investigations of public corruption at the highest levels of government, and the American people are demanding answers. Congress has a constitutional duty to hold President Biden accountable to the law, and I voted YES on today’s resolution to formally open an impeachment inquiry.”
Specifically, H.Res. 918:
- Directs the Committees on Oversight and Accountability, Ways and Means, and the Judiciary to continue their ongoing investigations within the existing House impeachment inquiry.
- Ensures public hearings and proceedings, granting equal participation rights to the minority.
- Allows the transmission of reports with supporting documents, granting the President and his counsel the same rights, including presenting their case, responding to evidence, submitting requests, attending hearings, objecting to testimony, and cross-examining witnesses.
- Ratifies previously issued subpoenas and empowers the Judiciary Committee Chairmen to enforce subpoenas, including seeking materials withheld by the Executive.
The full text of the resolution is available here.