January 22, 2021|
Legislatively, it has been an uneventful week at the Capitol since both chambers, after adopting their rules last week, adjourned until Jan. 26. However, COVID-19 hit close to home. Rep. Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont) tested positive on Jan. 14 after being on the House floor for three days, and four representatives who sat near him have said they will self-quarantine. That number includes Rep. Michelle Beckley (D-Carrollton) who skipped the first day of the session to avoid a “superspreader” event.