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Texas Legislature 2021

Two House Democrats who broke quorum missing from Washington, D.C., reportedly vacationing in Portugal

Their vacation does not affect the lack of quorum that the House has in Austin that prevents the chamber from passing an elections bill. But it is at odds with Democrats’ insistence that they would use their time away to advocate for federal voting rights legislation in the nation’s capital.

From left, Democratic state Reps. Julie Johnson and Jessica González.

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