GOP boycott in Oregon threatens abortion, transgender bills and protesters' own political careers

Lawmakers with 10 unexcused absences are barred from reelection under a constitutional amendment passed last November by voters weary of repeated walkouts.

SALEM, Ore. — A boycott by Republican state senators in Oregon threatens to derail dozens of bills, including on gun control and abortion rights, as a deadline looms that could also upend the protesters’ political futures.

Democrats control the Statehouse in Oregon, but under the rules still need a certain number of Republicans to be present in the chambers to pass legislation.

Republican and Democratic leaders in the Oregon Legislature met behind closed door for a second day Thursday to try to bridge

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