Lawmaker: Wendy Davis Should Pay for Special Session to Ban Abortions

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 2, 2013   |   12:59PM   |   Washington, DC

Wendy Davis and the pro-abortion mob in Texas forced the state to spend possibly as much as $2.4 million to hold another special session to complete it’s working to ban late-term abortions.

One legislator has an idea on how to recoup the expenses:  Make Davis, who has raked in a large sum of money to her political action committee, pay for it.

Each special session, which may last up to 30 days, costs around $800,000 once the 150 House members and 31 Senate members receive $150 a day for living expenses, as well as a small travel allowance.

“I am upset at the cost,” said state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake. “I think we need to remember why we are having this extra special session. One state senator, in an effort to capture national attention, forced this special session.

“I firmly believe that Sen. Wendy Davis should reimburse the taxpayers for the entire cost of the second special session,” he said. “I am sure that she has raised enough money at her Washington, D.C., fundraiser to cover the cost.”

Davis dismissed the criticism, saying, “I firmly believe in fair and equal pay and being responsible with taxpayer dollars. I will request and accept state per diem pay only for days I am in Austin for official duties. Any compensation provided me in error will be promptly returned to the state.”



How much money can a state Senator from Texas make for her campaign account by filibustering against a bill to ban late-term abortions?

Texas state Senator Wendy Davis has reaped nearly $1 million in political donations since she staged a nearly 11-hour filibuster that ultimately failed to stop the Texas legislature approving stringent new restrictions on abortion in the state, her office said on Monday,” according to Reuters.