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Texas Legislature 2023

Budget day in the House: Texas lawmakers keep anti-DEI proposal

House Bill 1 is being debated on the floor of the lower chamber, where representatives are hammering out details on the next two years of state spending.

Lawmakers gather around House Parliamentarian Sharon Carter during budget discussions on the House floor of the state Capitol in Austin on April 6, 2023.

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Democrat tries to force Texas Medicaid expansion in supplemental budget bill

House grants preliminary approval to budget after nearly 11 hours of debate

House votes to keep anti-DEI measure in budget

Democratic lawmakers gather at the dias in the House chamber in support of an amendment that would have preserved DEI initiates in Texas’ public universities at the Capitol in Austin on April 06, 2023.

Subdued budget atmosphere after House members ax hundreds of amendments

House passes amendment opposing school vouchers

Members vote to approve an anti-voucher amendment brought by state rep. Abel Herrero, D-Robstown, during a marathon session on the House floor to approve HB-1 at the Capitol in Austin on April 06, 2023.

House rejects amendment that would have given teachers a bigger raise

Lawmakers approve $80 million for crisis pregnancy centers

Budget amendment approved seeking stricter oversight of El Paso shooter prosecution

Hundreds of amendments pulled as debate gets underway

State Rep. Greg Bonnen, R-Friendswood, speaks during the beginning of budget discussions on the House floor at the state Capitol in Austin on April 6, 2023.

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