Texas Gov. Abbott Adds Property Tax Relief; Constitutional Amendment On Bail To 3rd Special Session AgendaTexas Governor Greg Abbott announced two new agenda items added to Texas Legislature's including property tax relief and proposing a constitutional amendment on bail.
Redistricting, Transgender Athletes & COVID Mandates On Agenda Of Texas' 3rd Special SessionThe Texas Legislature is back in Austin for its third special session of the year. Both houses gaveled in at 10:00 a.m.
Gov. Greg Abbott Announces 3rd Special Session For Texas LegislatureGovernor Abbott announced Tuesday, Sept. 7, he will convene a third special legislative session on Monday, September 20, with five agenda items.
Arrest Warrants Signed For Absent Texas House DemocratsSpeaker Dade Phelan signed 52 civil arrest warrants Tuesday evening, which will be delivered to the House Sergeant-at-Arms Wednesday morning for service.
More Texas Democrats Return To Austin, Say 'Under One-Party Rule: Democracy Suffers'A monthlong standoff by Texas Democrats who left the state to block a GOP voting bill inched closer to ending on August 9 after several holdouts returned to Austin.
GOP Voting Bill Awaits Texas Democrats Still In DC As 2nd Special Session Begins SaturdayOf the 17 issues Abbott has ordered the GOP-controlled statehouse to take up over the next 30 days, a new one stands out: a measure “relating to legislative quorum" requirements.
Texas Gov. Abbott Announces 2nd Special Session To Start Saturday, Adds Agenda ItemsTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced that he will convene a second special legislative session at 12:00 p.m. on August 7.
'Should Be Easy To Vote & Hard To Cheat' - Texas Senate & House Republican Caucuses Demand Democrats ReturnTexas Senate and House Republican Caucuses held a joint press conference on special session agenda items on Tuesday, August 3 to demand Texas House Democrats get back to work in the state.
Texas State Senators Pass Governor's Agenda While State House Is StalledWhile work in the Texas House has been frozen, the GOP-controlled Senate has been working away, passing legislation.
Texas Democrats Hope Walkout Will Help With Party SlumpAs Texas Democrats enter the second week of their holdout on Monday, they are continuing their media blitz with a town hall on cable news and meetings with members of Congress.
The 'Surreal' Days Of Runaway Texas Legislators Expected To Go On For Some TimeIt's a life of stress and scrutiny as Democratic lawmakers who left Texas to block a restrictive voting bill shelter in a downtown D.C. hotel.
This Isn't The First Time Texas House Democrats Have Gone On The LamThe headlines would not have looked out of place this week: "Texas House paralyzed by Democrats walkout," "On the lam, Texas Democrats rough it" and "Texas Democrats vanish (again)." But those all appeared 18 years ago.
Texas Democrats Continue Lobbying In Washington As Special Session Goes On Without ThemThe Texas house lawmakers who are still in Austin returned to the state capitol at 11:00 a.m. but without quorum — the minimum number of lawmakers needed to conduct business.
Texas Democrats Prepare For Lengthy US Capitol Stay As State GOP Approves Arrest WarrantsTexas Democrats who hurriedly fled Austin to Washington to block sweeping new election laws back home acknowledged they can't stay away forever and urged Congress to act on voting rights.
Watchdog Groups Join Democrats To Pressure Majority Leader Schumer To Act On Voting BillNearly 100 left-leaning organizations are asking Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to schedule a new vote this month on Democrats' sweeping voting and elections bill.