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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 »

Today’s Statement

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s office issued this statement today: “On Thursday evening, Lt. Gov. Patrick was experiencing significant chest pain and Jan immediately took him to the hospital. After a number of tests were negative, the doctor decided to perform one last test and a dangerous heart blockage was discovered. A stent was… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: A-F Ratings Making a Big Difference in Texas Schools

“This past legislative session may have been the best session for public education in Texas history.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Patrick issued this statement today following the release of the 2019 A-F ratings for individual school campuses: “I began the fight to establish A-F ratings in our schools as a senator, in 2013, when… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on El Paso Shooting

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following news of the shooting in El Paso: “Texans are heartbroken over the news of the horrific shooting in El Paso. Please join Jan and I in praying for the city of El Paso, the victims, their families and their friends who have suffered an… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on the Passing of H. Ross Perot, Sr.

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Patrick issued this statement today following news of the passing of H. Ross Perot, Sr.: “Jan and I extend our deepest condolences to the Perot family. Ross Perot, Sr. was a great Texan, a great patriot, a legendary entrepreneur and a friend. He was a man of faith and a U.S…. Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces 2021 Redistricting Committee

Sen. Joan Huffman will serve as Chair   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced his appointments to the 2021 Redistricting Committee today. Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, will serve as Chair: “This critical committee is bipartisan and includes senators from every region of our state. Sen. Huffman is an exceptional and trusted leader in the… Read more »