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Expulsion from Congress, and More from CRS

01.18.18 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

Over the course of U.S. history, twenty Members of Congress have been expelled by their colleagues. Most of those cases were based on charges of disloyalty to the United States in the early Civil War period. Two of them followed convictions on charges of public corruption, most recently in 2002.

A new report from the Congressional Research Service surveys the history of congressional expulsions and the related case law. See Expulsion of Members of Congress: Legal Authority and Historical Practice by Cynthia Brown and Todd Garvey, January 11, 2018.

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

Trends in Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement, January 12, 2018

The Logan Act: An Overview of a Sometimes Forgotten 18th Century LawCRS Legal Sidebar, January 12, 2018

Marbury v. Madison Returns! The Supreme Court Considers the Scope of “Judicial” PowerCRS Legal Sidebar, January 16, 2018

House Judiciary to Mark Up H.R. 4170, the Disclosing Foreign Influence ActCRS Legal Sidebar, January 16, 2018

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Constitutional Challenge to SEC Administrative Law JudgesCRS Legal Sidebar, January 16, 2018

Recent Changes in the Estate and Gift Tax Provisions, updated January 11, 2018

Funding and Financing Highways and Public Transportation, updated January 11, 2018

Wilderness: Issues and Legislation, updated January 17, 2018

District Court Enjoins DACA Phase-Out: Explanation and TakeawaysCRS Legal Sidebar, January 11, 2018

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), updated January 16, 2018

China-U.S. Trade Issues, updated January 11, 2018

History, Evolution, and Practices of the President’s State of the Union Address: Frequently Asked Questions, updated January 12, 2018

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