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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: 2019 Inaugural Address

“We have a moment in time — right now — to set the stage for an even greater Texas…”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick took the oath of office today at 11:22 AM and was sworn in as the 42nd lieutenant governor of Texas. The ceremony took place on the north steps of… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on the LBB Adoption of Constitutional Spending Limit

AUSTIN – The Legislative Budget Board (LBB), which is co-chaired by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, adopted a constitutional spending limit today that will hold budget growth to 9.89 % over the next two years. Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement following the LBB meeting: “The people of Texas elected… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on President Trump’s Meeting in McAllen

Congress Should Act Immediately to Secure the Border   MCALLEN – Lt. Gov. Patrick made this statement today following his meeting with President Donald J. Trump in McAllen: “I joined President Trump in McAllen today and I truly appreciate him coming to Texas to underscore the crisis at the southern border and immediate urgency of… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Response to President Trump’s Address to the Nation

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement following President Donald J. Trump’s prime time address to the nation this evening: “President Trump is absolutely right that Congress must pass his common sense border security bill and end this very real crisis at our southern border. In Texas, illegal immigration costs state taxpayers… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement Congratulating Speaker Dennis Bonnen

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today congratulating Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, on his election as Speaker of the Texas House: “I am happy to congratulate Speaker Dennis Bonnen on his election as Speaker of the Texas House. Dennis is a principled and skilled leader, and I know he is ready to… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on the Biennial Revenue Estimate

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today following the release of Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s biennial revenue estimate: “We are pleased that Comptroller Hegar’s $119.1 billion biennial revenue estimate confirms the Texas economy remains strong despite cyclical fluctuations in our oil and gas industry. “This matches the Senate projections. We face a… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick: Statement on School Finance Commission Report

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released this statement today following the release of the School Finance Commission’s final report late yesterday: “I want to congratulate Senators Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, Royce West, D-Dallas and my appointee, Superintendent Doug Killian, Pflugerville ISD, for their hard work during the interim on the School Finance… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick: We Must Always Remember that Our Law Enforcement Officers Put their Lives on the Line for Us Everyday

HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement today in response to the news that a Harris County Deputy Sheriff and two law enforcement officers from the Texas Attorney General’s Office were wounded in Houston. Later this afternoon, an El Paso Police Department officer was also wounded when shots were fired at him…. Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick: Statement on Texas Senate Christmas Tree

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement today after helping decorate the Senate Chamber’s Christmas tree: “I am proud to once again bring Christmas to the Texas Senate. Texans of all faiths celebrate during the end of the year holiday season and we will continue to protect that freedom and religious liberty… Read more »