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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas Senate outlasts 15-hour filibuster by Sen. Carol Alvarado to pass GOP voting-restrictions bill

The Houston Democrat was on her feet speaking, not allowed to sit or lean against her desk, and unable to take bathroom breaks or drink water, since Wednesday evening. But ultimately the bill she opposed passed Thursday on an 18-11 vote.

State Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, applies lipstick in her fifteenth hour of filibustering against Senate Bill 1 on Aug. …
State Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, filibusters against Senate Bill 1 on Aug. 11, 2021.
State Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, in the 14th hour of her filibuster against Senate Bill 1 on Aug. 12, 2021.
State Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, in the 14th hour of her filibuster against Senate Bill 1 on Aug. 12, 2021.

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