With Fellow GOP Members By His Side, Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs New Voting Bill Into LawRepublican Governor Greg Abbott headed to East Texas Tuesday where he signed an elections overhaul bill into law that adds more voting restrictions in the state.
Governor Abbott Set To Sign Controversial Texas Elections Bill Into LawGovernor Greg Abbott plans to sign a hotly debated bill into law Tuesday. The governor's office says he will travel to Tyler to sign what some refer to as the election integrity bill.
Controversial Texas Voting Law Expected To Advance Thursday After Return Of DemocratsRepublican lawmakers in Texas are expected to advance a controversial bill Thursday that Democrats say would limit people's ability to vote.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Election Integrity Becomes Most Contentious Issue During Texas Legislature’s Special SessionThe newly filed election integrity bills quickly became the most contentious issue as the Special Session of the Texas Legislature began on July 8.
Governor Greg Abbott Revives Texas GOP's Thwarted New Voting Laws EffortsGovernor Greg Abbott has revived the GOP's thwarted efforts to pass new voting laws in Texas after Democrats temporarily derailed a restrictive bill with a late-night walkout at the state Capitol in May.
President Biden Vows To Fight Against GOP Voting Limits, Continues Push For Voting Rights LawPresident Joe Biden made a plea for sweeping legislation in Congress to protect the right to vote as Republican-led governments in Texas and other states pass new restrictions making it tougher to cast ballots.
Texas House Set To Debate Elections BillThe Texas House of Representatives is set to debate HB 6, an elections security bill that has generated national headlines and controversy around the state.
Texas GOP Moves Ahead With Voting Restriction Bills, Despite Criticism From Business LeadersRepublican lawmakers in Texas and across the country are pressing ahead with efforts to tighten voting laws, despite warnings from business leaders that the measures could harm democracy and the economic climate.
Texas Republican Lawmakers Lead The Charge For New Criminal Penalties For Election ActivitiesRepublican-controlled legislatures in Texas and across the country are adding new criminal penalties to their election laws. The changes come after record voter turnout for the 2020 elections.
American Airlines Faces Political Turbulence Following Opposition To Texas Elections BillAn American spokeswoman said Friday, the airline did review the bill, and sent its public statement to employees in an internal newsletter.
Why The Republican Press To Impose New Voter Restrictions Is A Race Against TimeIn many of the states where Republicans are advancing the most severe restrictions -- including Texas, Georgia and Arizona -- shifts in the electorate's composition are eroding decades of virtually uncontested GOP dominance.