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The leader of the Texas State Representatives is called the Speaker of the House.

The Speaker is a member of the House, chosen by his/her peers, on the first day the Legislature meets, to lead them through the session. The Speaker is responsible for maintaining order and recognizing members that want to speak on the House floor, appointing committee members and deciding on the rules of the House.

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The current Speaker is Dennis Bonnen

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