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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 19

Teacher Bonus & TRS Care Boost – First Bill to Pass After Sunset   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement following the passage of Senate Bill 19 on second reading with a strong bipartisan 28 to 3 vote. Final passage of the bill will be later this evening: “Just before Special Session… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Statement on July 7 Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today in honor of all Texas law enforcement officers killed in the line-of-duty: “July 7 marks the solemn anniversary of the tragic loss of five law enforcement officers in Dallas. That was a dark day for Texas and for all America. Going forward, Texas has set… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Statement on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following Wednesday morning’s shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, UT graduate, Zack Barth who serves as a legislative aide for U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, and two U.S. Capitol Police officers, Krystal Griner and David Bailey: “My prayers are with the victims… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Applauds Governor Abbott for Signing Senate Bill 1 – the State Budget

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following Gov. Greg Abbott’s signing of the 2018-2019 state budget into law: “The Texas Senate took the lead on the conservative state budget which Gov. Abbott signed today. This budget is more than a billion dollars less in general revenue than our current budget and contains no new taxes and… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Applauds Call for Special Session

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement that he is calling the Texas Legislature back to Austin for a special session beginning July 18, 2017: “I want to congratulate Governor Abbott for his big and bold special session agenda which solidly reflects the priorities of the people… Read more »

Lt. Governor Passes Top 30 Legislative Priorities Out of the Senate

20 Are On Track to Become Law; Others Blocked by Texas House   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today after gaveling sine die for the regular 85th legislative session: “I began this session with a strong conservative agenda that affirmed my commitment to property tax reform, women’s privacy, life, the second… Read more »