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Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on President’s Nomination of Ryan Patrick for US Attorney for the Southern District of Texas

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today following President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of his son Ryan Patrick for United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas: “Jan and I are obviously very proud of our son Ryan. The selection process was extremely competitive and involved a series of interviews and… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Names Three to Assist in Selection of Texas Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artists Committee

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has appointed three individuals to assist the Texas Commission on the Arts in the selection of the Texas poet laureate, the Texas state musician, and two Texas artists for two-dimensional and three-dimensional media. The selections will be made later next year. The individuals named by the lieutenant governor are:… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces P-TECH Advisory Council Appointments

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the following appointments to the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Advisory Council today:   Dr. Brenda Hellyer – Pasadena, Chancellor, San Jacinto Community College Dr. Keith Bryant – Lubbock, Superintendent, Lubbock-Cooper ISD Mario Lozoya – San Antonio, Director of Government Relations, External Affairs Department, Toyota… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments to Joint Interim Committee on Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the following appointments to the Joint Interim Committee on Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances:           Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown         Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin         Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway   The Joint Interim Committee on Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces New Policy Director

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the departure of his Policy Director, Kate McGrath. McGrath will be replaced by John Gibbs, who is currently the Policy Coordinator for the Lt. Governor’s Office. “Kate has been a tremendous asset to this office since my first day as lieutenant governor. She is a hard-working team… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments to the Sunset Advisory Commission

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointments of Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, Sen. Bob Hall, R-Canton, and Emily Pataki, Cedar Park, to the Sunset Advisory Commission. Sen. Birdwell has been appointed chair. Sen. Kirk Watson will continue to serve as the lieutenant governor’s appointee…. Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Releases Second Wave of Interim Charges

Targets Campus Free Speech and Establishes Select Committee on Election Security AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released his final list of the 81 interim legislative charges he is asking the Texas Senate to study in advance of the 2019 legislative session. He issued 25 interim charges last month directly related to issues resulting from… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Releases First Wave of Interim Charges

Targets Alamo Funding Review & Establishes Select Committee on E-Verify AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is asking the Texas Senate to study 81 additional interim legislative charges in addition to the 25 interim charges he released last month directly related to issues resulting from Hurricane Harvey. Charges for the Senate Finance Committee, the Select… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Congratulates the Texas Water Development Board for Providing Flood Mitigation Funding Assistance to Harris County

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Water Development Board’s announcement that it will award a $47 million no interest loan to Harris County Flood Control for improvements to Brays Bayou: “I want to congratulate the Texas Water Development Board for providing these flood control resources to Harris County. This… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Reiterates Support for Funding Adjustment for School Districts Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick reiterated his support today for a proposal by Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath to adjust average daily attendance (ADA) funding for schools that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. On September 12, the lieutenant governor met with nearly 45 superintendents from Region IV in Southeast Texas to discuss… Read more »