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Texas House of Representatives

NameTexas House of Representatives
LegislatureTexas State Legislature
Coa PicSeal of Texas House of Representatives.svg
Session RoomTexas House Chamber.jpg
House TypeLower house
Term LimitsNone
New SessionJanuary 11, 2011
Structure282 Texas House Structure.svg
Structure2 Res275px
Leader1 TypeSpeaker of the House
Leader1Joe Straus
Election1January 13, 2009
Leader2 TypeSpeaker pro Tempore
Leader2Beverly Woolley
Election2February 10, 2010
Term Length2 years
AuthorityArticle 3, Texas Constitution
Salary$7,200/year + per diem
Last Election1November 2, 2010
(150 seats)
Next Election1November 6, 2012
(150 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Political Groups1Republican Party (101)
Democratic Party (49)
Meeting PlaceHouse of Representatives Chamber
Texas State Capitol
Austin, Texas

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The Texas House of Representatives is the lower house of the Texas Legislature. The House is composed of 150 members elected from single-member districts across the state. The average district has about 150,000 people. Representatives are elected to two-year terms with no term limits. The House meets at the Texas Capitol in Austin.

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