This resolution of inquiry would request information from the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) related to any investigations the DOJ has conducted related to President Donald Trump, his foreign business interests, connections to Russia, and violations of ethics laws including the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. In addition to President Trump, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Roger Stone, and any employee of the Executive Office of the President would be subject to the probe.
A resolution of inquiry has privileged status in the House. The House Judiciary Committee would have 14 legislative days (congressional workdays) to address the inquiry by reporting it favorably to the House floor, reject it, or revise it. If it chooses not to act within that time period, its sponsor could discharge it (meaning it gets pulled out of committee) so that the House as a whole can then vote on it.