Texas Senator Ends 15-Hour Filibuster on Voting Bill

The measure is now once again stalled since Democrats continue to stay away from the state House of Representatives in a standoff that has now entered a 32nd day.

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Texas State Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, wears running shoes as she filibusters Senate Bill 1, a voting bill, at the Texas Capitol Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas state senator ended a 15-hour filibuster Thursday morning in the Democrats’ latest defiance over a sweeping GOP voting measure, which then passed just minutes after she wearily left the floor. Democrat Carol Alvarado began speaking shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday even though she acknowledged that the filibuster would not block the legislation. She was required to remain standing and speaking, was prohibited from taking bathroom breaks and wore running…

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