Oregon Senators Walk Out Over Contentious Abortion, Gender-Transition, and Gun-Related Bills

A walkout by most Republicans and two independent members of the Oregon Senate starting May 3 delayed action by the majority Democrats on bills related to restricting access to guns, and increasing access to abortion, and gender-transition services.
Because Oregon’s legislative rules require a two- thirds quorum to conduct business, the session ground to a halt.
The walkout enters its second week on May 8 with no end in sight.
GOP leaders are saying that the “work stoppage” is not tied to any one particular bill but rather what they say is an unconstitutional process of passing bills that fail to meet legal requirements for using language that the public can understand….

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