Politics

Another Special Session To Pass A GOP Voting Bill Started Without A Quorum. This Time It’s Unclear If Democrats Will Stay Away

Both chambers convened at noon Saturday for a second overtime round ordered by Gov. Greg Abbott. The first 30-day stretch ended in an impasse after House Democrats left the state to block a controversial GOP elections bill.

House Speaker Dade Phelan gavels the House into session on Aug. 7, 2021.
Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune
House Speaker Dade Phelan gavels the House into session on Aug. 7, 2021.