Weekly Updates

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

In the 2017 Texas Legislature, we’re acting swiftly on a conservative agenda that upholds the Texas values you elected me to protect. Senate Bill 4 – Sanctuary Cities, by Senator Charles Perry, (R-Lubbock) was voted on and passed this past week in the State Senate. Another priority, Ethics Reform, Senate Bill 14, by Senator Van… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

This week, I joined Governor Abbott for his State of the State address.   Here are my remarks following the address:   (To watch the video click here)   In his address, Governor Abbott declared Sanctuary Cities as one of his emergency items. This is a priority issue for me – find out more in… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Week in Review Friends, This week I joined Senator Van Taylor to announce the filing of Senate Bill 14 addressing ethics reform. We passed an ethics reform bill out of the Senate last year that did not become law and now we’re back with a new bill because this is a critical priority. Government –… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Friends, This was another busy week as I sought the help of the Attorney General in protecting our religious liberties. I announced the creation of a new Senate select committee that will study the competitiveness of Texas ports, and made new appointments to the Elections Advisory Committee. I also had the opportunity to visit the… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Friends, Protecting the unborn and education reform have been two of my top priorities since I became a state senator in 2007. As lieutenant governor, I continue to make sure the sanctity of life is protected under all circumstances and our education system in Texas improves. Don’t miss out on next week’s Senate committee hearings… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Friends, This week was a busy week beginning with National School Choice Week. It’s a topic I am passionate about and a top legislative priority. Senate chairs have also started the year strong by holding interim committee hearings around the state. These hearings included the Senate State Affairs Committee in Austin and the Senate Select… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Friends, Recently, I commended our law enforcement for attesting an alleged ISIS terrorist in Houston. He came to this country as a refugee. Court documents show he is accused of planning to bomb shopping malls in Texas. This is why I join Governor Abbott in fighting the president on sending refugees to Texas or any… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Friends, I hope you had some time to rest and reflect on the many blessings we have over the Thanksgiving holiday as I did. This past week I was back visiting citizens across the state. I haven’t stopped traveling across Texas since the session ended in May. I spoke to business leaders in El Paso,… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Friends, Last week many of you voted for major changes to our state constitution that will decrease property taxes, prevent homeowners from facing future taxes on real estate sales and make sure we have adequate funding for transportation infrastructure. These are significant achievements but we’re not finished – we’re just getting started!   Senate Select… Read more »

News from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick

Friends, I spent this week talking to Texans about important issues that affect the entire state and its economic future. I talked about our transportation infrastructure needs, long-term water plans, lawsuit reform and Texas ports. Even though we are between sessions right now, there is no time to rest. Texans need to know that their… Read more »