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 of Texas. Almost every issue he addressed today passed the Senate during the regular session and I am confident the senators are ready to hit the ground running to move these issues forward. The people of Texas have a right to expect that we will finish the job on these critical issues and I am happy to join with the governor in doing the work they elected us to do. I continue to be proud to serve with Gov. Abbott and look forward to working with him in the upcoming special session.”