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Texas Legislature 2021

Priority bills imperiled as end-of-session tensions rise between Texas House and Senate

House lawmakers expressed frustration Thursday that some of their priority legislation had not moved in the upper chamber, including a package of health care and criminal justice reform bills pushed by House Speaker Dade Phelan.

House Speaker Dade Phalen on the House Floor on May 5, 2021.

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