Texas House rallies behind Speaker Dade Phelan, even as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames him for GOP legislative failures

Phelan has touted a list of conservative wins in his first session as House leader, such as passing legislation to let Texans carry handguns without a license and approving some of the strictest restrictions on abortion in the country.

By Cassandra Pollock and James Barragán

Dan Patrick’s criticisms

Conservative support

This story originally published by the Texas Tribune.

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