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Texas Legislature 2021

Electricity repricing bill hits wall in House, marking first major schism with Senate this session

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the House "stood for big business" after Speaker Dade Phelan signaled skepticism about reversing billions of dollars in charges for wholesale electricity during last month’s winter storm.

An eastern aerial view of Austin after a severe snowstorm dumped heavy snow and plummeted temperatures. Feb. 15, 2021.

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Politics Dade Phelan Dan Patrick Greg Abbott Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature Texas Senate