Texas Democrat Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson announces retirement

Texas Democrat Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson announces retirement

Isabel Webb Carey
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November 22, 2021
U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson announced her retirement Saturday after serving almost 3 decades in Congress after her initial election...
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Texas congressional delegates vote along party lines on the Build Back Better plan

Texas congressional delegates vote along party lines on the Build Back Better plan

Isabel Webb Carey
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November 19, 2021
The House on Friday narrowly passed the Biden administration’s domestic agenda—the Build Back Better plan—, approving $2.2 trillion in spending...
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Michelle Beckley joins Democratic primary for lieutenant governor

Michelle Beckley joins Democratic primary for lieutenant governor

Isabel Webb Carey
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November 17, 2021
Democrat Michelle Beckley, a state representative and one of the more liberal members of the Texas House, announced Tuesday her...
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Democrats send letter urging Department of Justice to defend right to abortion

Democrats send letter urging Department of Justice to defend right to abortion

Isabel Webb Carey
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September 9, 2021
Following U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland‘s pledge that the Justice Department would “explore all options” to challenge Texas’ recently enacted...
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Texas Democrats praise federal voting rights act

Texas Democrats praise federal voting rights act

Isabel Webb Carey
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August 27, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday passed legislation to restore federal oversight of state election laws under the 1965 Voting...
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Absent Democrats criticize returning members

Absent Democrats criticize returning members

Isabel Webb Carey
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August 24, 2021
In response to the return of their colleagues to the lower chamber, Texas Democrats spoke out against the decision that...
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Texas Republicans bring back voting bill

Texas Republicans bring back voting bill

Isabel Webb Carey
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August 23, 2021
Following the return of three Democrats Thursday after their 38-day walkout and the subsequently restored quorum, Texas Republicans brought back...
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Texas Supreme Court says House Democrats can be arrested

Texas Supreme Court says House Democrats can be arrested

Isabel Webb Carey
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August 18, 2021
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that House Democrats can be arrested and brought back to the lower chamber in...
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State Sen. Carol Alvarado launches filibuster

State Sen. Carol Alvarado launches filibuster

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August 12, 2021
Texas Democrats on Wednesday announced their intentions to launch a filibuster in order to delay a final vote on Senate...
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House Speaker signs 52 arrest warrants for absent Democrats

House Speaker signs 52 arrest warrants for absent Democrats

Isabel Webb Carey
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August 12, 2021
House Speaker Dade Phelan signed 52 arrest warrants Tuesday for Democrats who left the state for Washington D.C. last month...
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