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Texas Legislature 2021

The Texas Legislature’s sole Black freshman had big plans for her first session. She ended up mostly playing defense.

Rep. Jasmine Crockett pushed bills to reform policing, expand voting options and loosen drug laws in the state. But she made waves for her passionate dissent.

State Rep. Jasmine Crockett, D-Dallas, at her desk on the House floor on May 30, 2021.

‘A lot of puffery’

Voicing concerns

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