Texas Lawmakers Consider Bill To Ban COVID-19 Vaccine MandateA Texas House Committee held a hearing on a bill Wednesday afternoon that would ban a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Bill Changing Texas Voting Law Passes House, Senate And Heads To Gov. Greg Abbott's Desk"Protecting the integrity of our elections is critical in the state of Texas, which is why I made election integrity an emergency item during the 87th Legislative Session," said Gov. Greg Abbott.
Texas House Begins Debate On Controversial Elections BillRepublicans say they want to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat, while Democrats say there has been no widespread voter fraud and the bill makes it more difficult to vote.
Texas House Committee Passes Virtual Learning Bill To Full ChamberDuring the hearing, Dallas ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa gave most of the provisions of the bill the thumbs up. "I am in support of Senate Bill 15."
After Verification, Texas House Achieves Quorum For Second Time Since ThursdayIt comes after House Democrats broke quorum at the end of the regular session of the Texas Legislature, blocking the elections integrity bill.
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.
Texas Republicans Enlist Law Enforcement To Help End Democrats' HoldoutThe move, a significant escalation in the holdout, came a day after officers of the Texas House served civil arrests warrants to the offices of more than 50 Democrats who have not returned to the Capitol.
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.
'They Are Coming Back': Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Expects House Democrats To End Quorum BreakThe Texas House grew closer to achieving a quorum needed to conduct official business, but came up short by five members on Monday.
Special Election Set For Texas House Seat Vacated By Now-Congressman Jake EllzeyThe special election date to replace Ellzey in the Texas House is Tuesday, August 31.
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.
Texas Gov. Abbott Says Next Special Session To Begin Day After Current One EndsTexas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke to CBS 11 News' Jack Fink about his plans for the next special session and how Democrats need to return to pass "very important pieces of legislation."
Caught In The Middle: Bipartisan Casualties Of Stalled Texas Special SessionTexas Republicans have been pressing that the Democrats' absence is not only preventing a vote on the elections bill, but also on several bipartisan measures such as funds for retired teachers.
Sorting Through Details Of SB 1 As Texas House Remains At StandstillEven though the full Texas House and committees can't consider any bills, there was still plenty of debate -- via dueling news conferences -- about what's actually in the election integrity bills.