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Texas Legislature 2023

House waters down some of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s priorities, adding to late-session uncertainty

Although the lower chamber backed the Senate’s action on gender-affirming care, it has been less accepting of school choice and attempts to rein in higher education.

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick presides over the Senate at the Capitol in Austin on April 06, 2023.

Pushback on DEI, tenure bills

School choice, drag shows

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Higher education Politics State government Dade Phelan Dan Patrick Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature Texas Senate