The Department of Justice is calling the Texas voter I.D law discriminatory towards minorities.
Texas is among eight states to require official photo identification in an effort to stop voter fraud.
Local representative and co-author of the legislation Charles Perry says Texas is being unfairly targeted.
"We're the only ones singled out for it, makes you wonder what the motives are. Always I think oversight is a good thing, but not when you do what others have done and get singled out, because Texas is a big state," said Perry.
A similar voter I.D law in South Carolina was blocked by the Obama administration in December.
Texas officials have already asked a panel of judges to allow them to enforce the law. A hearing in that case is scheduled for this week.