Oregon’s governor faces impeachment trial

The Oregonian/OregonLive (OregonLive.com) — The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a resolution declaring state lawmakers guilty of breaking the law.

The House is expected to pass the resolution, which requires a two-thirds vote to impeach lawmakers, as early as this week, after a committee of lawmakers voted 8-0 to support the measure in December.

The resolution was passed by the House Judiciary Committee in March and sent to the House floor this month.

The resolution, dubbed “A Better Oregon, A Better Nation,” states that lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have been convicted of corruption, theft, and racketeering.

The bill is supported by the National Governors Association, which is pushing for the impeachment process to be put to a public vote, with a target date of July 31.

The governor’s office, meanwhile, said the resolution would not affect the state’s fiscal health.

The measure is similar to one proposed in Washington state in 2016 and supported by President Donald Trump, which was ultimately vetoed by Gov.

Jay Inslee.