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AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas House will adjourn next week and remain out of session for six days in observance of Marin Luther King Jr. Day and the U.S. presidential inauguration.

The Legislature reconvened for its 140-day session beginning Tuesday. But House Speaker Joe Straus announced during just the second day back that an upcoming break would occur between Thursday, Jan. 17, and Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Straus said the time off encompassed the weekend and the Jan. 21 holiday honoring King.

Straus spokeswoman Erin Daly later added that some Democrats had also asked for additional time off to attend President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. It will be held in Washington, also on Jan. 21.

The House has yet to approve rules governing when it can pass legislation this session.

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