228 deputies voted for referring the file, while 193 voted against it. The voices were divided according to party trends.
The House also approved the appointment of seven Democratic deputies to argue against Trump in the Senate. The democratic team is scheduled to be led by The Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff.
The first days of Trump's trial before the Senate are expected to be devoted to swearing and reading the charges, so he probably won't start listening to lawmakers' interventions until next week.
It noteworthy that removing Trump from office on charges of overstepping the bill and obstructing the congressional investigation will require the approval of two-thirds of the Senate, but this does not seem realistic, as Republicans have a majority in the House (53 seats), and none of them has shown support for the charges against Trump.