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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas House rallies behind Speaker Dade Phelan, even as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames him for GOP legislative failures

Phelan has touted a list of conservative wins in his first session as House leader, such as passing legislation to let Texans carry handguns without a license and approving some of the strictest restrictions on abortion in the country.

House Speaker Dade Phelan speaks with legislators on the House floor on May 30, 2021.

Dan Patrick’s criticisms

“The House is going to operate by the rules” 

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