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Texas Legislature 2021

Prospects for many Texas House bills dim if they’re not passed today. Here’s what you need to know.

By midnight Friday, House members have to grant preliminary approval to many bills originated in the lower chamber. There's likely not enough time to get to them all. But there are ways to revive measures so they still become law.

The House Floor on May 5, 2021.

Watch the Texas House debate bills before tonight’s deadline

Running down the clock — or “chubbing” — could become a tactic to hinder legislation

Bills may die at midnight, but the ideas in them could live on

Bill banning gender confirmation health care for transgender kids hangs in the balance

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