Texas Democrats Return, End 38-day Holdout Over Voting Bill
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Democrats who left Texas to block a GOP voting bill have ended a 38-day holdout.
Enough Democrats returned to the state Capitol on Thursday to allow the Texas House to resume work for the first time since mid-July.
That’s when more than 50 Democrats flew to Washington, D.C., in what amounted to a second walkout over Republican efforts to pass new election laws in Texas.
Republicans are now back on a path to pass new elections laws in Texas before the current special session ends on Sept. 5.