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Live updates: Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Democratic Texas lawmakers opposing voting restrictions legislation

Here are the latest updates on the Texas Democrats leaving Texas to block the special legislative session and a GOP voting restrictions bill.

Vice President Kamala Harris met in Washington D.C. with Democratic members of the Texas state legislature who left the state in an effort to slow changes to election laws and voter access, on July 13, 2021.

Senate approves voting bill, even though House remains sidelined

Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Texas Democrats who decamped to Washington, D.C.

Voting rights advocates cheer on Dems

In voting rights speech, President Joe Biden briefly mentions Texas voting legislation

Democrats also put bail bills, legislative funding and other measures in peril

Texas House Republicans vote to send law enforcement to track down absent Democrats

Nine Democrats are no-shows in the Senate

How will Texas Legislature operate without enough House members to pass laws?

Texas Dems say they plan to stay in Washington, D.C., until special session ends

GOP leaders mull options after Democrats leave the state

What's the latest on where the voting bill stands?

Two planes take off carrying at least 51 Texas Democrats to Washington, D.C.

Democrats arrive at the airport and they have enough members to break quorum

Republican leaders mum on Democrats' departure

Kamala Harris says Democrats showing "extraordinary courage" in effort to leave the state

What's in the voting bill?

Beto O'Rourke calls for donations to help Democrats leaving Texas

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