Redistricting Process: Legislative
Population Change (since 2000): 4,293,741
Seats: 36 (+4 from 2010)
Governor: Rick Perry (R)
Members of Congress: 23R, 9D
Party Control: Republican
2008: 44% Obama, 56% McCain
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New Districts by Party Representative
2010 Redistricting Changes:
Redistricting Process: The redistricting process in Texas requires that a bill is passed through a joint committee of the legislature, approved by both houses, and submitted to the governor for approval or veto. Should the legislature fail to adopt a legislative redistricting plan in its first general session following the release of the Census, redistricting authority is transferred to the Legislative Redistricting Board, composed of the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the House, the Attorney General, the Comptroller and the Land Commissioner. Currently all of these positions are held by Republicans. The Texas Legislative Council, a nonpartisan legislative support agency, provides “technical and legal” support for Texas lawmakers during the process of redrawing district lines. Reformers have introduced proposals to amend the constitution to establish the Texas Redistricting Commission, which would have the authority to draw the state's congressional lines. The bill passed the Senate twice in the last decade but failed to reach a vote in the House; in 2010 it also failed in the Senate.
Governor: Republican Rick Perry
Legislature: Republicans control both chambers.
Number of Congressional Seats in 2011: 36 (+4 since 2010)
2011 Ideal District Population: 698,488