The Texas state House Legislature reached a quorum Thursday with 99 members present, the minimum required to pass laws, paving the way for the House GOP moving forward on election integrity measures.
Democrats had blocked the quorum over the election integrity bill, fleeing to Washington, D.C., amid a months-long attempt to slow the passage of key legislation in the majority-GOP House.
House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beamont, gaveled in the special session, referring the controversial election bill to committee before adjourning minutes later until Monday 4 p.m. local time, The Washington Post reported.
“Members, this has been a very long summer,” Phelan said before adjourning, the Post reported. “We’ve been through a lot.