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Texas Legislature 2021

A tale of two capital cities: Texas Democrats continue fight for voting rights in Washington as Republicans push them to return

Both Republicans in Austin and Democrats in D.C. have engaged in the political drama over the past two weeks, with the two camps battling it out on cable news interviews and social media over the quorum bust and who is to blame for it.

State Rep. Cecil Bell Jr, R-Magnolia, sits on the House floor on July 19, 2021.
A tweet by State Rep. Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park, related to the Texas Democrats quorum break during the special session.
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, joined other Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives, who are boycotting …
Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks during a meeting with Democratic Texas state lawmakers in the Roosevelt Room o…
Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-Waco, holds a sign that reads, “Here we are still on the job for the people,” on the House fl…
Legislators talk amongst themselves on the House floor on July 19, 2021.

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