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Texas Legislature 2023

With Texas House adjourned, Senate takes bigger swing at border enforcement and human smuggling

Rather than accept the House legislation as is, senators passed their own — more expansive — proposals for border security. But unless the House convenes again, the bills can’t go to the governor’s desk.

State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, talks about a bill on the Senate floor at the state Capitol in Austin on March 14, 2023.

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