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Texas Legislature 2021

The Texas House will likely remain immobilized when the second special session begins Saturday as Democrats stay away

Some of the more than 50 absent Texas House Democrats have begun returning home from Washington, D.C. But between those staying behind and those planning not to show up at the Capitol, there appears little chance the House will have enough members Saturday to conduct business.

House Speaker Dade Phelan talks to State Rep. Greg Bonnen, R-Friendswood, on the House Floor after ending the first special session on Aug. 6, 2021.

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