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House vote on sending impeachment articles to the Senate set for Wednesday

The impeachment articles against President Trump are about to head to the Senate.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told Democrats Tuesday that the House of Representatives will vote Wednesday to transmit the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, NBC News reports. Pelosi is also expected the name the impeachment managers in Senate's trial on Wednesday.

Following these reports, Pelosi confirmed that "tomorrow is the day."

These steps had been anticipated after the House last month passed the articles of impeachment charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, but Pelosi said she was waiting to ensure a "fair" trial would take place in the Senate before moving forward. This prompted a weeks-long stand-off with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over the trial rules. But Pelosi ultimately announced last week the House Judiciary Committee should "be prepared to bring to the floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate," and it looks like this vote now has a date: Jan. 15.

Democrats and Republicans will each have five minutes of debate on the House resolution, Politico reports. After this vote, NBC News reports this could "lead to a trial beginning next Tuesday."