Texas Democrats End 38-Day Holdout Over Voting Bill, Return To HouseA standoff in Texas over new voting restrictions that gridlocked the state Capitol for 38 consecutive days ended Thursday when some Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., dropped their holdout.
Democrats Renew Push On Voting Rights Bill As GOP Vows To BlockDemocrats are renewing their push to enact their marquee voting bill, pledging to make it the first order of business when the Senate returns in the fall.
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.
Texas Democrats Continue Holdout, Don't Show Up For Start Of 2nd Special Session“A quorum is not present,” Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan said Saturday afternoon at the start of a second special session. Just minutes later, he adjourned the chamber until Monday.
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.
2 More Texas Democrats Who Flew To Washington Test Positive For COVID-19, Bringing Total To 5Two more Texas House Democrats who flew to Washington, D.C. last week to block a vote on Republicans' elections bill have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to five since Friday.
3 Texas Democrats Who Flew To Washington To Block Elections Bill Test Positive For COVID-19Three Texas House Democrats who flew to Washington, D.C., earlier this week to block a vote on Republicans' elections bill have tested positive for COVID-19.
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.
Texas House Speaker 'Demanding' Democrats Return, Chartering Plane In WashingtonTexas House Speaker Dade Phelan is "demanding" Democrats return to the state Capitol, and is even going as far as to charter a plane that will be on standby in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
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 Who Flew To Washington During Special Session Could Be ArrestedDozens of Texas Democrats who flew to Washington, D.C., to break quorum in Austin could be arrested once they return to the Texas Capitol.
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.