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Lt. Gov. Patrick Appoints Dr. Ambrosio “Amos” Hernandez to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Dr. Ambrosio “Amos” Hernandez, Mayor of Pharr, to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee. The lieutenant governor issued this statement regarding the announcement: “I am proud to appoint Dr. Hernandez to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Oversight… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces New Appointments to the Sunset Advisory Commission

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced four new appointments to the Sunset Advisory Commission today including Senators Pat Fallon, R-Prosper, Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, and Angela Paxton, R-McKinney. Ralph Duggins, of Fort Worth, is the new the public member appointee. Senators Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, and Bob Hall, R-Edgewood, will continue to serve on the Commission…. Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on First Meeting of the Texas Commission on Judicial Selection

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the first meeting of the Texas Commission on Judicial Selection: “I was surprised by news reports today indicating there may be support for abandoning the long-time democratic practice of partisan election of judges by the Texas Commission on Judicial Selection before the commission begins… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on Tinslee Lewis Ruling

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today: “Nothing is more important to Texans than protecting innocent life, which is why we stand determined to protect Tinslee Lewis. I am in full support of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s effort to appeal this case and continue to pursue every legal option to give this precious baby… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement at West Freeway Church of Christ

WHITE SETTLEMENT – Following the shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ this morning, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick joined law enforcement leaders from the Texas Dept. of Public Safety, the White Settlement Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and West Freeway’s pastor for a press conference earlier this evening. Here is a summary… Read more »

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 »