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Lt. Gov. Patrick Appoints Senator Hughes to The State Preservation Board

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appointed Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, to the State Preservation Board today. Upon his announcement the lieutenant governor made the following statement: “I am proud to appoint Sen. Hughes to this important committee and I’m confident he will ensure that our state’s vibrant history is preserved.” The State Preservation Board… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Appoints Senator Hall to Senate Agriculture Committee

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that he has appointed Sen. Bob Hall, R-Edgewood, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Upon his announcement the lieutenant governor made the following statement: “No one works harder for the people of his district than Sen. Hall and I am confident he will bring the same work… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on Senator Seliger’s Recent Comments

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement this afternoon: “Senator Seliger has been removed as Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee and will not be serving on that Committee. I met with Sen. Seliger earlier today and gave him an opportunity to apologize for a lewd comment he made on radio about a… Read more »

Patrick Announces 2019 Texas Senate Committee Appointments

AUSTIN – Lt. Governor Dan Patrick issued the following statement today upon announcing Senate Committee assignments for the 2019 Legislative Session: “The appointments I am making today call on all senators, including freshmen in both political parties, to play a significant role in crafting the bold and visionary public policies that will help accomplish the… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: 2019 Inaugural Address

“We have a moment in time — right now — to set the stage for an even greater Texas…”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick took the oath of office today at 11:22 AM and was sworn in as the 42nd lieutenant governor of Texas. The ceremony took place on the north steps of… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on the LBB Adoption of Constitutional Spending Limit

AUSTIN – The Legislative Budget Board (LBB), which is co-chaired by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, adopted a constitutional spending limit today that will hold budget growth to 9.89 % over the next two years. Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement following the LBB meeting: “The people of Texas elected… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on President Trump’s Meeting in McAllen

Congress Should Act Immediately to Secure the Border   MCALLEN – Lt. Gov. Patrick made this statement today following his meeting with President Donald J. Trump in McAllen: “I joined President Trump in McAllen today and I truly appreciate him coming to Texas to underscore the crisis at the southern border and immediate urgency of… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Response to President Trump’s Address to the Nation

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement following President Donald J. Trump’s prime time address to the nation this evening: “President Trump is absolutely right that Congress must pass his common sense border security bill and end this very real crisis at our southern border. In Texas, illegal immigration costs state taxpayers… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement Congratulating Speaker Dennis Bonnen

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today congratulating Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, on his election as Speaker of the Texas House: “I am happy to congratulate Speaker Dennis Bonnen on his election as Speaker of the Texas House. Dennis is a principled and skilled leader, and I know he is ready to… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on the Biennial Revenue Estimate

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today following the release of Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s biennial revenue estimate: “We are pleased that Comptroller Hegar’s $119.1 billion biennial revenue estimate confirms the Texas economy remains strong despite cyclical fluctuations in our oil and gas industry. “This matches the Senate projections. We face a… Read more »