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Texas Legislature 2021

El Paso Democrat Joe Moody stripped of leadership position in Texas House after leaving state with Democrats

Moody, one of House Speaker Dade Phelan's closest Democratic allies, is the first Democrat to suffer political backlash after the quorum break.

State Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso, speaks with colleagues on the House floor during session at the state capitol on May 25, 2021.

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Politics State government Dade Phelan Texas House of Representatives