Scrambling to thwart a threatened Senate filibuster that could doom efforts to further regulate abortions, Texas House Republicans said Friday that they have a plan to speed passage in the closing days of the special legislative session.
If successful, House Republicans expect to send one catch-all abortion bill to the Senate floor for a Monday night vote, making it almost impossible for Democrats to extend debate beyond midnight Tuesday, when the 30-day special session must end.
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Status report on other legislation
• Redistricting: Senate must consider House changes to state House maps.
• Parole for juvenile murderers: Needs final vote in House before returning to the Senate.
• Road funding: House debate expected on Sunday.
• Veto override: Rep. Sylvester Turner has abandoned his effort to restore state funding to Public Integrity Unit.