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Texas Legislature 2021

Another special session to pass a GOP voting bill started without a quorum. This time it’s unclear if Democrats will stay away.

Both chambers convened at noon Saturday for a second overtime round ordered by Gov. Greg Abbott. The first 30-day stretch ended in an impasse after House Democrats left the state to block a controversial GOP elections bill.

House Speaker Dade Phelan gavels the House into session on Saturday, August 7, 2021.

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