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TSA pat down bill doesn't pass

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - The Texas Legislature's special session wrapped-up Wednesday afternoon without passing two key bills Governor Rick Perry wanted.

First there's was the idea of criminalizing those security pat downs at the airport. Most democrats and even several republicans in the house voted against the plan. That comes after the head of the TSA threatened he would suspend flights to Texas airports if state lawmakers went through with this.

The other issue dead in the water is that immigration enforcement bill. It was a law similar to Arizona's where police have more power to question someone's citizenship status.

Although this bill passed in the senate, it never actually went to a vote in the house and a lot of republicans are blaming each other trying to figure out how this happened.

The House and Senate were however able to pass the key budget bills meaning there probably won't be a second special session.

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