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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Texas Power Grid Conditions

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today: “This weekend’s energy conservation warning is another sign that we must have greater reliability. Since Winter Storm Uri crippled Texas, I have fought for more dispatchable gas-fired energy available on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid. During the last legislative session, I… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on School Choice

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today: “I am in full support of Gov. Abbott’s statement that he will support school choice in the upcoming legislative session. I have long advocated for parents’ right to exercise choice in the education of their children. Since I was elected Lt. Governor, the Texas… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Appoints 2 New Members to the Senate Committee on State Affairs

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointments of Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, to the Senate Committee on State Affairs. They replace departing Sens. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, who announced her retirement, and Beverly Powell, D-Burleson, who suspended her re-election campaign. These changes are effective immediately. Upon making the… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Releases 2022 Interim Charges to the Texas Senate

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has asked committees of the Texas Senate to study 84 charges during the interim before the 88th Legislative Session. Lt. Gov. Patrick made the following statement upon issuing the interim charges: “The interim charges I released today reflect my priorities, the priorities Texans shared with me as I traveled… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Death of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Almendarez

HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following news that off-duty Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Almendarez was shot and killed: “Last evening, Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Almendarez, a 23-year veteran of HCSO, was shot and killed while trying to prevent thieves from stealing his catalytic converter. This horrific tragedy is… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Fills Committee Vacancies Left By Retiring Senators

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the following interim appointments: Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Tyler, to the Senate Committee on Finance in place of Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood. Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, as Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance in place of Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville. Sen. Nathan Johnson, D-Dallas,… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Names Sen. Brandon Creighton Chair of Both Senate Committee on Education and Senate Committee on Higher Education

“We need to align our education policies from K-12 through higher education and workforce development.” HOUSTON – During the 88th Legislative Session, Lt. Gov. Patrick plans to make the Senate Committee on Higher Education a sub-committee of the Senate Committee on Education. Therefore, effective immediately, Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, will serve as Chair of the… Read more »