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A lone Republican, State Sen. Robert Nichols, joined Democrats to vote against the bill.
The Legislature ultimately failed to address the issue.
They had 140 total days. They were reluctant to bring up the Governor’s Emergency Items in the first 60 days, including two that ended up failing by the end of the legislative session.
The 140 days of the legislative session have concluded. What did—and did not—get accomplished?
Texas House Freedom Caucus and others agree with Lt. Gov. Patrick regarding the need to address conservative legislative priorities.
The bill still includes provisions that some say essentially codify federal health guidelines.
A legislative priority of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the bill is an attempt to address the continued discriminatory practices of the Obama administration’s Operation Choke Point.
Ultimately, the measure passed by a vote of 18 in favor and 13 in opposition after being amended several times, altering the House’s approved version.
This is the phase of the legislative session where almost anything can happen—but almost assuredly, very little will.