US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi delivers remarks at a press conference at the US Capitol.
WASHINGTON - The process to impeach US President Donald Trump has passed the first stage.
Democrats in the House of Representatives have secured enough votes to pass a law setting up next steps.
The vote's the first formal test of support for the inquiry that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched in September.
The impeachment inquiry focuses on whether Trump pressured Ukraine into helping him in his 2020 re-election campaign.
House Democrats say he abused his office for personal gain and jeopardised national security.
But Trump denies wrongdoing and is calling the inquiry a sham.