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Majority of incoming Texas House Republicans calls for end to Democratic committee chairs, narrowing path for Phelan

House Speaker Dade Phelan has stuck to the tradition of appointing chairs from the opposing party, drawing fierce pushback from the GOP’s right wing.

House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, gavels the House into session on the House floor during session at the state Capitol in Austin on April 11, 2023.

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Politics Dade Phelan Republican Party Of Texas Texas House of Representatives