Trump impeachment: attention turns to Senate after House votes to impeach – live

Biden to set out Covid vaccination and economic rescue package plans

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Here’s a reminder from Reuters of what we can expect to happen next now that the House of Representatives has voted to impeach president Donald Trump for a second time.

Under the Constitution, impeachment in the House triggers a trial in the Senate. A two-thirds majority would be needed to convict and remove Trump, meaning at least 17 Republicans in the 100-member chamber would have to join the Democrats.

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Next Wednesday, when Joe Biden will be sworn in as president, marks the one-year anniversary of the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in the United States. The death toll currently stands at over 384,000.

Today Biden will unveil a coronavirus action plan that centers on a mass vaccination campaign and closer coordination among all levels of government.

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