Category: Weekly Updates

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Friends, Thanks for taking a moment to read about my work as your Lieutenant Governor. This was another busy week. I took to the airwaves to defend the state’s effort to close abortion clinics, toured the port of Beaumont to learn more about our economy and continued to educate Texans about this November’s state ballot… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Friends, I have the responsibility of tasking senate committees to study important issues during the interim by holding hearings and listening to public testimony. The findings from these studies will guide our senators in making future decisions that will make the 85th Legislative session even more successful than the last. I have highlighted below a… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Friends, I’ve begun another tour across Texas to discuss the successes of this past legislative session and the work we have ahead of us. I even received a vaccination along the way. Continue reading to find out how this interim is shaping up!   Flu Season The Texas Department of State Health Services announced the… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Friends, It is a great responsibility of mine to appoint members of the Texas Senate to interim study committees. Last week, I announced three interim study committees, as well as their respective member appointments. I’d like to share with you in further detail what these committees consist of and what they will be doing in… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Friends, This week marked the starting date on many of the bills passed during the historic 84th Legislative session. Sept. 1 is the day in every legislative year when a majority of the bills signed into law take effect. Over 650 bills, including the priority bills you voted me into office to pass, are now… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

  Friends, One of the many roles I have as your lieutenant governor is appointing individuals interested in citizen government to multiple state boards and commissions. It is important for Texans intent on contributing to the advancement of this great state to apply for a position and get involved.   Be a Part of the… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

  Friends, This interim has been a time for me to continue pursuing the priorities of Texans. The past few weeks I have been back on the road making my way around Central Texas. I’ve traveled about 700 miles, stopping in Killeen, Ft. Hood, Waco, Belton, Austin and Hays County. There is always more work… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

  Friends, It’s hard to believe more than two months have passed since the historic 84th legislative session came to an end. Your Texas Senate and I worked hard during those 140 days to accomplish what you voted us into office to achieve. By many accounts it is considered to be one of the most… Read more »

Texas Senate Update from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Passage of The State Budget I am proud of the Texas Senate for their bipartisan efforts to produce a conservative, responsible state budget that will sufficiently fund our state‚Äôs needs over the next biennium while providing $3.8 billion in necessary tax relief to the businesses and property owners of Texas. We were also able to… Read more »

Texas Senate Update from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Senate and House Reach Legislative Agreement It is no secret that senators have been working day and night to make your priorities a reality. Critical issues such as lasting tax relief for homeowners and businesses, historic levels of border security and protecting Texans’ Second Amendment Rights will now move forward for Governor Abbott’s signature. I… Read more »