WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to send articles of impeachment against President Bush to a committee that is not likely to hold hearings before the end of his term.
By a vote of 251 to 166, House members dispatched the measure to a committee on Wednesday - a procedure often used to kill legislation.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi long ago declared the prospects for impeachment proceedings "off the table."
Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, who ran for president earlier this year, insists that his bill deserves more consideration.
Kucinich says that Bush committed "high crimes and misdemeanors" when he made a flawed case for going to war against Iraq.
No hearings are expected for impeachment articles already offered against Vice President Dick Cheney.