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House Impeachment managers accompany the formal article of impeachment as they walk through the Rotunda to deliver them to the U.S. Senate. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

House managers on Monday delivered the article of impeachment against former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection" to the Senate.

Why it matters: The expected move formally triggers preparations for the trial. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced last week that the trial will begin the week of Feb. 8.

Here's the schedule, per Reuters:

  • Jan. 26: Senators, who will serve as jurors, will be sworn in for the trial.
  • Feb. 2: Deadline for Trump's response to article; Deadline for House's pre-trial brief.
  • Feb. 8: Deadline for Trump's pre-trial brief; Deadline for House’s replication to answer.
  • Feb. 9: Deadline for House’s pre-trial rebuttal brief; Trial could begin.

The big picture: The House impeached Trump on Jan. 13 over his role in deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol.

  • Trump is the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.
  • Ten Republican lawmakers joined Democrats to vote for impeachment.
  • Trump was impeached on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in 2019. He was acquitted by the Senate.

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Sens. Tim Kaine and Susan Collins are privately pitching their colleagues on a bipartisan resolution censuring former President Trump, three sources familiar with the discussions tell Axios.

Why it matters: Senators are looking for a way to condemn Trump on the record as it becomes increasingly unlikely Democrats will obtain the 17 Republican votes needed to gain a conviction in his second impeachment.

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Sen. Leahy back home after being hospitalized

Sen. Patrick Leahy inside the Capitol Rotunda on Jan. 25. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) left the Washington, D.C., hospital he was taken to for evaluation on Tuesday and has returned home, his spokesperson David Carle confirmed.

Why it matters: The 80-year-old is president pro tempore of the Senate and is expected to preside over former President Trump's second impeachment trial, for which proceedings are set to begin the week of Feb. 8.