Republican from Texas
State Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, is speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Members initially tapped him for the post in 2009.
Recent statements involving Joe Straus
Says the Texas House has "a record number of new members joining our ranks."
Recent stories featuring Joe Straus
As lawmakers convened, a state board authorized the release of millions of dollars for public schools--reminding us of a pair of relevant fact checks.
Comedy Central took on Republicans who called for a Christian conservative to lead the House, prompting us to revisit statements about the speaker’s race.
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