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Pennsylvania House of Representatives

NamePennsylvania House of Representatives
LegislaturePennsylvania General Assembly
Coa PicSeal of Pennsylvania.svg
Session RoomPennsylvania State Capitol House Chamber.jpg
House TypeLower house
Term LimitsNone
New SessionJanuary 4, 2011
Structure1Composition of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.svg
Structure1 Res265px
Leader1 TypeSpeaker of the House
Leader1Sam Smith
Election1January 4, 2011
Leader2 TypeMajority Leader
Leader2Mike Turzai
Election2January 4, 2011
Leader3 TypeMinority Leader
Leader3Frank Dermody
Election3January 4, 2011
Term Length2 years
AuthorityArticle II, section 1, Pennsylvania Constitution
Political Groups1  Republican Party (112)
  Democratic Party (91)
Last Election1November 2, 2010
(203 seats)
Next Election1November 6, 2012
(203 seats)
Meeting PlaceHouse of Representatives Chamber
Pennsylvania State Capitol
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Pennsylvania General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. There are 203 members, elected for two year terms from single member districts.

Following the 2010 elections, the house consisted of 112 Republicans, 91 Democrats. Republican Sam Smith was elected Speaker of the House on January 4, 2011. In 2002, a State Representative district had an average population of 60,498 residents.

The house is the second largest state legislature in the United States (behind the New Hampshire House of Representatives). It is considering a proposal to reduce its size to 153 after 2020.

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Wall Street Journal--The -Pennsylvania House of Representatives- Wednesday passed a bill to tax natural gas extraction in the state for the ... - Date : Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:37:31 GMT+00:00
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State Journal---Pennsylvania- Senate and -House of Representatives- leaders agreed with Gov. Ed Rendell in a summer budget deal to pass a tax before November that would go ... - Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:06:28 GMT+00:00
Castle Doctrine needs support of Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Chambersburg Public Opinion Tweet this news
Chambersburg Public Opinion--HARRISBURG -- The -Pennsylvania House- and Senate have passed the Castle Doctrine, but in separate bills. One version remains alive ... - Date : Fri, 15 Oct 2010 04:26:23 GMT+00:00

Affiliation (Shading indicates majority caucus) > Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature  104 98 203 0
Begin 90  112 202 1
February 15 91  112 203 0
Latest voting share  %   %

House of Representatives Leadership :
 Mike Turzai Floor Leader  Frank Dermody
 Stan Saylor Whip  Mike Hanna
 Sandra Major Caucus Chairperson  Dan Frankel
 Mike Vereb Caucus Secretary  Jennifer Mann
 Bill Adolph Appropriations Committee Chairman  Joe Markosek
 Dick Stevenson Caucus Administrator  Ron Buxton
 Dave Reed Policy Committee Chairman  Mike Sturla

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