Dan Patrick

Senate Rule Changes #Lockout Legislators, Texans

New changes to rules in the Texas Senate may effectively lockout the voices of Texas Senators and their constituents - making it harder for 60% of minorities in the state of Texas to have their voices heard and represented in the Texas Legislature.

The Texas Observer highlighted the changes in their recent story, "Dan Patrick Kills the Two-Thirds Rule":

Instead of two-thirds, the Senate will now require three-fifths of the Senate, or 19 senators, to bring a bill to a vote.

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