(Austin, Texas) Today, the Texas House Republican Caucus Chairman, Tan Parker, announced the appointment of Representative Jim Murphy as the Caucus Floor Leader for the 85th Legislative Session. Representative Murphy served in the same capacity in the 84th session.
In announcing the appointment, Chairman Parker stated, “Putting together a strong leadership team for the Caucus has been my top priority, and Representative Murphy has proven to be an invaluable asset in the House and I know that he will continue to help provide the support that Members need on the House floor.”

Representative Murphy will be joined by the following six Members who will serve as Deputy Floor Leaders for the 85th Legislative Session: Representative Tony Dale, Representative Tom Oliverson, Representative James White, Representative Wayne Faircloth, Representative Rodney Anderson and Representative Hugh Shine. Together, the Floor Leaders will be tasked with ensuring that the Republican majority is organized on the House floor and that information can quickly be disseminated throughout the Caucus membership in real-time when critical issues are being addressed. 

In accepting his appointment Representative Murphy stated, "I'm honored to serve as the Floor Leader for the House Republican Caucus and I thank Chairman Parker and the Caucus Executive Committee for this assignment.  My focus is on assisting our members in passing legislation that upholds our conservative values.  A well-organized floor management team allows Members to best serve their constituents.”

The Texas House Republican Caucus is comprised of all Republican Members serving in the Texas House of Representatives.  The purpose of the Caucus is to provide research, education, policy development and other support to the Caucus Members and their staff.

The Texas House Republican Caucus works to promote limited government, fiscal responsibility and personal liberty to continue cultivating economic growth for all Texans.