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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas House, just shy of a quorum, issues order to lock members inside the chamber

This is the second time in recent weeks the majority Republican House has voted to issue a “call of the House,” though members on Monday did not offer or debate a motion to enable law enforcement to track down members still missing from the chamber.

House Speaker Dade Phelan declares that a quorum is not present on Aug. 9, 2021.

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