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Texas Legislature 2023

By tradition, the minority party gets to chair some Texas House committees. Some in the GOP want to end that.

Republican critics say conservative priorities will always be hamstrung if Democrats, who are in the minority party, get a say in which legislation reaches the floor.

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

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Politics Bryan Slaton Dade Phelan Dennis Bonnen Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature