VIDEO: What’s happening in Congress this week

This week, the House will send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, officially calling for an impeachment trial. This makes Trump only the third U.S. president since this country’s founding to be impeached in office.

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Once the trial begins, all other business in the chamber will be suspended until senators vote on whether to remove the president from office.

The House will be considering and hosting several hearings this week, starting with the resolution that would reverse some changes that the Department of Education made to student loan forgiveness last year.

The changes made it more difficult for students to have their loans forgiven if their school misled or defrauded them. The new resolution is designed to make the process simpler.

Also this week, a House subcommittee will be meeting for a hearing about the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to prevent the deaths of children while in DHS custody.

The House’s Financial Services committee will also be hosting a hearing on how gentrification and the lack of affordable housing pushes vulnerable families into experiencing homelessness.

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