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Texas State Legislature
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Type
Type
Houses Senate
House of Representatives
History
Founded March 10, 1836 (1836-03-10)
Leadership
Dan Patrick (R)
Since January 20, 2015
Speaker of the House
Dennis Bonnen (R)
Since January 8, 2019
Structure
Seats 181
31 Senators
150 Representatives
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Senate political groups
Texas House of Reps partisanship March 2020.svg
House political groups
Elections
Senate last election
November 3, 2020
House last election
November 3, 2020
Senate next election
November 8, 2022
House next election
November 8, 2022
Meeting place
Texas State Capitol building-front left front oblique view.JPG
Texas State Capitol, Austin
Website
https://capitol.texas.gov

The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of Texas. It is made up of two parts: the Texas House of Representatives (lower house) and the Texas Senate (upper house). The House has 150 members and the Senate has 31 members. The legislature meets at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas.

Both houses are currently controlled by the Republican Party, with Dan Patrick as President of the Senate and Dennis Bonnen as Speaker of the House. Both are Republicans.

Makeup

Senate

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 19
  Democratic Party 12
 Total
31
TxSen2018Comp
Senate Districts and Party Affiliation as of 2019      Republican Party      Democratic Party

House of Representatives

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 83
  Democratic Party 67
 Total
150
TxHouse2018Comp
House Districts and Party Affiliation as of 2019      Republican Party      Democratic Party
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