"The Texas Legislature now has the opportunity to redraw legislative and congressional districts in accordance with the new census numbers," Abbott said in a statement. "In addition to redistricting, there are still issues remaining that are critical to building a stronger and brighter future for all Texans."
I'm convening a 3rd Special Session at 10AM on Sept. 20.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 7, 2021
The #txlege has the opportunity to redraw legislative & congressional districts in accordance w/ the new census numbers.
Also, issues critical to building a stronger & brighter future for all Texans still remain. pic.twitter.com/WawLct1JSO
Lawmakers, who will meet in Austin for the fourth time this year, will also be tasked with allocating $16 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds and with deciding whether state or local governments can mandate vaccines. Abbott also included on his five-item agenda a bill that would ban the tethering of dogs outside with heavy chains, which he had vetoed earlier this year.
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