Skip to main content
Texas Legislature 2021

Quorum-busting Texas House Democrats still plotting next move ahead of second special session

Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that a second round of legislative overtime would begin Saturday, the Democrats who relocated to Washington, D.C., to prevent the House from having enough members to conduct business indicated they are still discussing what they’ll do now.

State Rep. Chris Turner, chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus, joined other Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives, who are boycotting a special session of the legislature in an effort to block Republican-backed voting restrictions, as they speak in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., on July 13, 2021.

Texans need truth. Help us report it.

Support independent Texas news

Become a member. Join today.

Donate now

Explore related story topics

Politics Chris Turner Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature