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Speaker Dade Phelan signs civil arrest warrant for Texas House Democrat who returned to Washington

The warrant to apprehend state Rep. Philip Cortez is the first one signed by the speaker since more than 50 House Democrats left the state to block Republicans from having the quorum needed to pass legislation during the special legislative session.

Speaker Dade Phelan presides over the House of Representatives on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

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