Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks at a press conference on April 7, 2021.

Credit: Evan L'Roy/The Texas Tribune

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Wednesday is asking Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session of the Texas Legislature to advance three pieces of GOP-backed legislation that died in the Texas House at midnight on Tuesday.

The bills sought to ban transgender students from playing on sports teams based on their gender identity, prohibit local governments from using taxpayer funds to pay for lobbyists and punish social media companies for “censoring” Texans based on their political viewpoints.

“The TxHouse killed these conservative bills that majority of Texans in both parties support,” Patrick tweeted.

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