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Bill to ban Chinese citizens and government from buying Texas land gains steam among Republicans

Sen. Lois Kolkhorst filed a bill that would ban citizens, governments and entities from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia from purchasing land in the state, part of what she and other Republicans have said will help stem foreign influence in Texas.

State Sen. Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, speaks from her desk on the Senate floor on May 30, 2021.

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