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.
'Vote Them Out': Willie Nelson Headlines Rally Against GOP-Backed Voting Changes In TexasWillie Nelson led more than a thousand spectators in singing “vote them out” Saturday from the steps of the Texas Capitol during a rally in support of Democratic state legislators who bolted for Washington.
Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Arrested During Voting Rights Protest In WashingtonRep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said she was arrested on Thursday by Capitol Police during a protest on voting rights.
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.
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.
Texas Democrats Leave State To Stop GOP From Passing New Voting BillDemocrats in the Texas Legislature have left the state in a second revolt against a GOP overhaul of election laws, according to the Texas Democratic Caucus.
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.
Beto O'Rourke And AFL-CIO Hold Voting Rights Rally At Texas State CapitolBeto O'Rourke headlined a voting rights rally in Austin, just one day before Democrats in the U.S. Senate take up a sweeping bill aimed at combating new Republican-backed voting restrictions.
Texas Democrats Who Staged Walkout Headed To Washington To Talk To VP Harris And CongressSome of the Texas Democrats who staged a walkout to defeat a sweeping election bill are in Washington, D.C.