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Texas Legislature 2021

How the quorum break got broken: Texas Democrats splintered during second session break

For House Democrats, the story of the second special session is much different from that of the first one. The excitement of leaving the state had worn off, the media spotlight had dimmed and the pressures to return home were mounting.

From left: Houston democratic state Reps. Ana Hernandez, Garnet Coleman, and Armando Lucio Walle on the House floor on Aug. 23, 2021

“Practical decisions”

“It was like blow on top of blow"

“We lose if we do not come together” 

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