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Texas House speaker Dade Phelan bans word ‘racism’ during debate over elections bill

Outbursts and questions about racism along with claims of voter suppression filled the Texas House chamber Thursday as lawmakers debated the controversial election integrity bill. DEBATE AND VOTING RETURNS TO THE TEXAS HOUSE FLOOR In mid-July, several House Democratic members broke quorum and left Texas. Enough members returned last week to allow for a quorum.Continue reading “Texas House speaker Dade Phelan bans word ‘racism’ during debate over elections bill”

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Austin judge signs order to block arrests of Democrats who refuse to return to Texas Capitol for special session

A state district judge has granted a temporary restraining order blocking the arrest of House Democrats who have broken quorum, paving the way for those who remain outside the state to return home without threat of arrest. A state district judge in Travis County issued an order blocking the arrest of House Democrats who haveContinue reading “Austin judge signs order to block arrests of Democrats who refuse to return to Texas Capitol for special session”

Texas Democrats Flee to DC to Save Voting Rights – VICE News

Governor Greg Abbott called for a special session in the Texas state legislature this month, with items like election integrity, transgender youth in sports, and abortion on the agenda. Democrats are outnumbered in both chambers, and it seemed like a bill that would make it harder for people to vote would inevitably pass– until theyContinue reading “Texas Democrats Flee to DC to Save Voting Rights – VICE News”