Texas Democrats continue holdout, don't show for new session
Last updated 8/12/2021 at 4:56pm
Acacia Coronado and Paul J. Weber
The Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas Democrats still refused to return to the state Capitol Saturday, Aug. 7, as Gov. Greg Abbott began a third attempt at passing new election laws, prolonging a months long standoff that ramped up in July when dozens of Democratic state lawmakers left the state and hunkered down in Washington, D.C.
"A quorum is not present," Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan said, who then adjourned the chamber until Monday.
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