Republicans release Hunter Biden contempt legislation ahead of hearing

House Republicans unveiled proposals on Monday to hold Hunter Biden in contempt of Congress after the president’s son defied their subpoenas last month by declining to appear for a closed-door deposition.

The House Oversight and Judiciary committees each published nearly identical resolutions and accompanying reports detailing the chain of events that led to their decision to move forward with contempt, a rare proceeding that has occurred less than a dozen times in the last decade.

The committees will hold hearings to consider the resolutions on Wednesday morning, and aides from both committees said they expect them to pass. From there, the full House will vote on a final resolution. If that passes, the House will refer contempt to the Department of Justice, which then has discretion over whether to prosecute Biden.

The resolutions come after the committees subpoenaed the first son to appear for a deposition on
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