Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces Senate Chamber Review Committee


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that he has appointed a committee to review the history and procedures for the placement of art and other decor in the historic Texas Senate Chamber. Senate Administration Committee Chairman Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, will chair the committee.

The Lt. Governor has made a number of changes in the historic Senate Chamber during his tenure including, in 2015, restoring the annual practice of placing a Christmas Tree, after an absence of many years.

In addition to Chairman Hughes, the committee will include Senators Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, Borris Miles, D-Houston, Beverly Powell, D-Burleson, Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, and Kirk Watson, D-Austin.