There were 99 members registered as present Thursday evening, the exact number needed to end the 38-day Democratic quorum break over the GOP’s priority elections bill. But not all of those members were physically on the floor.
It’s official: Republicans in Texas legislature now have quorum in the House. They can proceed to vote on their voter suppression bill.
I’m proud of Texas Democrats. I’m ashamed of Democrats in DC who still hide behind the filibuster.
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) August 19, 2021
Texas House Democrats' historic quorum break unexpectedly ended Thursday evening when at least three new Democrats returned to the floor, paving the way for state Republicans to pass restrictive voting legislation https://t.co/NATrQDgpVr
— CNN (@CNN) August 20, 2021