Vengeance Or Politics? Houston Democrat Explains Why He Advanced Bill Targeting Transgender Athletes, Other GOP Priorities

As a powerful committee chairman, Harold Dutton could have bottled up legislation that Democrats opposed. Instead, critics say, he’s pushed through Republican bills that Democrats find objectionable.


Rep. Harold Dutton, a Houston Democrat, has come under criticism for allowing controversial bills pushed by Republicans pass through his committee.

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