Texas House Republicans approve a measure to arrest members who are absent

President Biden is set to give a major speech on voting rights today. Meanwhile, in Texas, House Democrats are planning to leave the state to prevent further action on election overhaul bills. Follow here for the latest news.

  • President Biden urged Congress to pass federal voting rights legislation, calling the issue “a test of our time” in a major speech in Pennsylvania.
  • His speech comes as some GOP-controlled legislatures have moved ahead with new state laws restricting ballot access and after Senate Republicans blocked a sweeping voting and election bill last month.
  • Meanwhile in Texas, House Democrats left the state and traveled to DC Monday in an effort to halt Republicans from passing a restrictive new voting law.

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