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Williams played key role in Tuesday’s filibuster - The Galveston County Daily News : Politics

August 20, 2014

Williams played key role in Tuesday’s filibuster

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:00 pm | Updated: 5:53 pm, Wed Aug 21, 2013.

One local lawmaker played a key role in Tuesday’s dramatics the Texas Senate. State Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, was among the most visible Republicans who trying to derail Sen. Wendy Davis’ 13-hour filibuster of Senate Bill 5, which would have dramatically affected the laws governing abortion clinics in Texas.

Just after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Williams called a point of order on Davis for receiving assistance from another senator, Houston’s Rodney Ellis, while putting on a back brace. Davis was about eight hours into here filibuster at that time.

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