Category: News

Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces Senate Chamber Review Committee

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that he has appointed a committee to review the history and procedures for the placement of art and other decor in the historic Texas Senate Chamber. Senate Administration Committee Chairman Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, will chair the committee. The Lt. Governor has made a number of changes in… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on Surprise Billing Rules

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following news reports that the Texas Medical Board may be attempting to weaken the surprise billing legislation passed in the 2019 Legislative Session: “After passing the strongest “surprise billing” protections in the nation, I am not happy to learn that attempts may be being made… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Releases 2019 Interim Charges to the Texas Senate

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has asked committees of the Texas Senate to study 116 charges during the interim before the 2021 legislative session. These charges include 7 that were issued to the Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety in September. Lt. Gov. Patrick made the following statement upon issuing… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on Google IT Support Professional Certificate Announcement

DALLAS – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick joined Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump and Google CEO Sundar Pichai at El Centro College in Dallas today to launch an initiative to expand its IT Support Professional Certificate program to include Texas. The lieutenant governor issued the following statement following the event. “Texas’ economy is booming and we lead… Read more »

Joint Statement on LBB Fiscal Update

Year-End Numbers Show State Leaders are Keeping Commitment to Keep Budget Growth Below Population Times Inflation   AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen issued statements today following the release of the Legislative Budget Board’s (LBB) Fiscal Year-End Update which shows the rate of state budget growth remains… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on the Texas Safety Action Report

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today following the release of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Texas Safety Action Report in response to the mass shootings in El Paso and Midland/Odessa as well as shootings in Sutherland Springs, Santa Fe and Dallas: “I worked closely with Gov. Abbott on the Texas Safety Action Roundtables… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on the Passing of T. Boone Pickens

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today following the passing of Texas energy entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Boone Pickens: “T. Boone Pickens is a Texas legend and a pioneering entrepreneur whose fierce entrepreneurial spirit changed the course of business history in America. But more than that, he was my friend. He took… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Names Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety and Issues Committee Charges

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the members of the Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety today and charged the bipartisan committee to study a series of issues in response to the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Midland/Odessa as well as previous mass shootings in Santa Fe, Sutherland… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Second Texas Safety Commission Meeting

EL PASO – The Texas Safety Commission met today in El Paso to continue the development of a plan to heal the community and fight the rise of extremism, hate and domestic terrorism in Texas. Following the six-hour meeting, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told the victims in attendance: “When one Texan is attacked all Texans… Read more »