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Texas Legislature 2021

The Texas GOP lawmaker behind the abortion ban, voting restrictions bill and more

State Sen. Bryan Hughes authored the six-week abortion ban and the elections bill and carried other conservative priorities that grabbed national attention.

State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, speaks in favor of Senate Bill 1 on Aug. 11, 2021.

Hughes’ rise through the legislative ranks

What’s next for Hughes?

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