Power outages fuel Texans’ outrage, stir political leaders to ask how they came about

Power outages fuel Texans’ outrage, stir political leaders to ask how they came about
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Updated at 1:24 p.m.: to include Rep. Rafael Anchia’s warning people not to count on power coming back soon; White House spokeswoman’s remarks.

AUSTIN — A political backlash over Texas’ electricity blackouts erupted on Tuesday, with the leader of the Texas House calling for hearings to review how and why the state’s electric grid lost so much power and left millions shivering amid record cold temperatures.

After Speaker Dade Phelan called for House hearings to look into what happened, Gov. Greg Abbott announced he’s adding the subject as an emergency item for lawmakers, which means they can move faster on it in this year’s session.

Meanwhile, state officials have offered no concrete timeline for when the more than 4 million customers without power across Texas will get it…



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