POPVOX / News

Q&A

Q & A: What is a resolution of inquiry?

 

Great question! It’s not something you've heard a lot about before, but this procedural move is having its moment in the sun this year.

A “resolution of inquiry” requires committee action within 14 legislative days (meaning the committee has to report on the resolution – either favorably, unfavorably or without recommendation). If the committee does not act within 14 legislative days, it can be brought up immediately on the House floor for a vote.
So far, House Democrats have forced committee votes on several resolutions of inquiry on a variety of topics. The resolutions call on the Trump administration to provide certain documents – from the president’s tax returns (Pascral resolutionto documents related to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Kennedy resolution).

 


If you're wondering something, you're probably not alone. Each day we answer questions about Congress, the legislative process, and government in general. Submit your question(s), and look out for the answers in future Q&A posts!