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Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan signs 52 arrest warrants for absent Democrats in bid to end chamber’s weekslong stalemate

The Texas House voted Tuesday on a motion by state Rep. Will Metcalf, R-Conroe, to instruct the Department of Public Safety to detain absent members and return them to the chamber floor until a quorum is present. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for the Texas Tribune

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