Texas judge rules $1.7 trillion spending bill is unconstitutional because lawmakers weren’t present when they voted

A Texas federal judge ruled a $1.7 trillion government funding bill was unconstitutionally passed in 2022 due to a pandemic-era rule allowing the House of Representatives to vote by proxy instead of in person.

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has brought multiple lawsuits against the Biden administration, asked the courts to block a provision of the bill that issued stronger legal protections to pregnant workers. In making the ruling, U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix in Lubbock made a “limited” ruling on one of two provisions Paxton sought to have blocked while the rest of the spending bill remains in place. 

In finding the bill was wrongfully passed, Hendrix blocked the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers, such as time off after childbirth. 

“Congress acted egregiously by passing
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