West joins a crowded and unsettled Democratic field of candidates looking to unseat U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.
The former Houston congressman and 2006 gubernatorial candidate is moving forward with a U.S. Senate run.
LGBTQ advocates and business groups have warned that the measures could imperil municipal rules that outlaw discrimination.
The bill passed on a 19–12 vote, with one Republican voting against it and one Democrat voting for it. It requires one more approval in the...