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Texas Legislature 2021

With special session’s end looming, Texas Democrats and Republicans mull their next moves

Abbott has promised to call a second special session to pass the GOP’s priority voting bill, but the exact timing is uncertain. And House Democrats have not yet revealed what they have planned after the session ends this week.

House Speaker Dade Phelan speaks with legislators on the opening day of the special session at the Texas Capitol on July 8, 2021.

Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas House Democrats 

House Speaker Dade Phelan and Republicans 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Senate 

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