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Dennis Bonnen isn't Texas House speaker yet but he's hiring people like he is. How does that work?

The Texas House is about to get a new speaker and more than two dozen new members. While they all have started transitioning into their new roles, they can't do much until they are officially sworn in to their new positions next month.

The House chamber at the Texas Capitol on Aug. 16, 2017, the morning after the end of the special session.

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