Walkout by Texas Democrats Could Hinder Legislation

Albanese, Elizabeth
May 2003
Bond Buyer;5/14/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31635, p4
Trade Publication
Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives were absent without leave for a second day on May 13, 2003, that makes it difficult to meet a deadline for debate in the House. The Texas Rangers and other Texas Department of Public Safety officers had arrest warrants for over 50 Democratic legislators who have holed up just outside the state lines in New Mexico and Oklahoma to thwart the presence of a quorum in the house. The legislator's move was in protest of a congressional redistricting bill that would give the majority of U.S. congressional seats from Texas to Republican districts.


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