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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Answering Questions Surrounding Standstill During Texas Special SessionThere are many questions surrounding the Texas Democrats' decision to leave the state during a special session and how it affects any proceedings. Here are some answers.