Texas State Senators Pass GOP Led Voting Reform Bill That Caused House Dems To Flee
State senators out of Texas have passed the GOP-led voting reform bill on Tuesday following Democrats‘ attempt to leave the state trying to delay the passage of the House’s version of the mesure.
Senate Republicans approved a measure that would tighten voting restrictions in a party-line vote of 18-4, an attempt Democrats have called “Jim Crow 2.0,” reported by Fox News.
Breaking #FoxNews Alert : Texas Senate passes GOP-backed voting reform bill, but House stalled by fleeing Dems
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) July 13, 2021
The Texas Tribune was the first to announce that eight state Senate Democrats had joined House members in leaving the state for Washington, D.C.
Although a ninth senator is likely to join the group of legislators in the nation’s capital, the Senate maintained a quorum with 22 of its 31 members present, enabling the measure to pass.
The Texas Senate has passed the GOP voting bill that prompted House Democrats to flee the state.
The bill still needs to be passed by the House and will languish unless the Democrats return and the chamber reaches quorum.https://t.co/1WlZTFuPbk
— Axios (@axios) July 14, 2021
Texas Senate passes Republican-backed voting reform billhttps://t.co/dkrvyp92Xw
— Loraine Pellegrino (@Loraine4Az) July 14, 2021
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