Texas gains political clout – adds 4 congressional seats

In 2011 Texas gains 4 seats in the house of representatives for a total of 36 seats out of 435. That means Texas represents 8.3% of the total vote in the House of Representatives.  TX is second only to CA with 53. FL and NY are # 3 and 4 with 27 seats. Over the past decade, TX grew twice as much as any other state.  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101222/ap_on_bi_ge/us_census2010_count