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Portland Leaders Postpone Vote on Resolution That Would Boycott Texas Over Pro-Life Law

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The city council in Portland, Oregon, decided not to move forward this week with a planned boycott of Texas over the state’s new law banning most abortions. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat who is part of the council, announced Wednesday that the vote was being postponed. “City Council is working together to best understand the impact of the emergency resolution regarding our business with Texas. We decided to postpone this item so City Council can work together to best understand the impact of this important decision,” Wheeler said in a statement. Portland officials announced last week the intention to vote to pass the resolution, which would ban city agencies from future procurement of goods and services from Texas. The resolution would also bar city employees from traveling to the Southern state. The ban was going to stay in effect until Texas withdrew the law, Senate Bill 8, or it …

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