UPDATE Tues. 7/13/21 9:00 AM from an interview with Gov. Greg Abbott by KVUE:
There is something the governor can do. First of all, I’ll tell you what the House of Representatives can do. What the speaker can do is issue a call to have these members arrested. In addition to that, however, I can and I will continue to call a special session after special session after special session all the way up until election next year. And so if these people want to be hanging out wherever they’re hanging out on this taxpayer-paid junket, they’re going to have to be prepared to do it for well over a year. As soon as they come back in the state of Texas, they will be arrested, they will be cabined inside the Texas Capitol until they get their job done.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: (Headline USA) Democrats in the Texas Legislature on Monday bolted for Washington, D.C., and said they were ready to remain there for weeks in a second revolt against a GOP overhaul of election laws.
As their Democrat counterparts in the US Congress simultaneously attempt a massive power-grab that could require Senate Republicans to make a similar move to deny a quorum, the tactics were the latest gimmick in a dramatic showdown over election integrity in America.
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press