Articles of Impeachment Are Approved by Party Line, House Committee Vote.
By a 23 to 17 vote, the House Judiciary Committee approved the charges against President Donald Trump.
The two articles of impeachment include abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The charges relate to Trump's alleged use of office in order to pressure the government of Ukraine to open an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
Biden has emerged as the leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
The vote followed 14 hours of highly partisan debate on Thursday.
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is expected to vote on the articles of impeachment next week.
The articles will then move to the Republican-controlled Senate for a vote.
In order for a president to be removed from office, both the House and Senate must approve articles of impeachment