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Lt. Governor Patrick Makes a Statement on Transportation Bills

AUSTIN – Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick makes the following statement on the passage of Committee Substitutes for Senate Bill 5 and Senate Joint Resolution 5 out of the Senate Transportation Committee: “Today’s near unanimous vote, just six weeks into the 84th Legislative Session, demonstrates that the Texas Senate considers transportation funding a top priority…. Read more »

Texas Senators Unveil Texas Senate Taxpayer Relief Act

AUSTIN – Today, flanked by a dozen Senators, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick introduced Finance Chair, Senator Jane Nelson, and Senator Charles Schwertner, who unveiled a major tax relief package that will keep the Texas economy leading the nation and provide long overdue tax relief to Texas taxpayers. “I am pleased to support one of… Read more »

Texas Leaders Say State Will Win Immigration Case

Texas Republicans on Wednesday continued their celebration of a federal judge’s decision to halt President Obama’s executive action on immigration, expressing confidence that the state will prevail as the case moves through the higher courts. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick joined Gov. Greg Abbott at a Capitol… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Makes a Statement on Gov. Abbott’s State of the State

AUSTIN – Today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made the following statement regarding Governor Abbott’s State of the State address: “As Lieutenant Governor, it was everything I wanted to hear in the State of the State address. He pinpointed the issues that both of us presented to the voters of Texas over the last 18 months…. Read more »

Statement from Lt. Governor Patrick on Court’s Executive Amnesty Ruling

President Obama was handed a major setback tonight in what I always believed was his unlawful attempt to circumvent the U.S. Constitution by creating amnesty for millions of people here illegally. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled in favor of Texas and 25 other states who challenged President Obama’s executive action on immigration. I applaud… Read more »

Update from Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (Feb. 13)

It was less than four weeks ago that we were gathered on the south steps of the Texas capitol to celebrate a NEW DAY in Texas. During the inauguration ceremony, Governor Abbott and I talked about delivering on the promises we made throughout our campaigns. I am happy to report that I am working quickly… Read more »

Patrick has Senate on fast track

Quick passage of bills, property tax relief are his primary goals AUSTIN – Armed with what he sees as a conservative mandate from Texas voters, and pledging to quickly move on his campaign agenda, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says the Senate intends to take the unusual step of passing and sending major bills to the… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick on Border Security

AUSTIN – Today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick held a press conference where he announced an update on border security priorities in the senate. “Since deploying the national guard and increasing our Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers on the border last summer, we have seen a significant decline in the number of apprehensions,” said Patrick…. Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick and Senator Nichols Announce Transportation Bill

AUSTIN – Today, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, along with Senate Transportation Chair, Robert Nichols, announced the filing of SB 5 and SJR 5, which dedicates a portion of existing motor vehicle sales tax revenue to fund road construction and maintenance. “I am proud that Senator Nichols is leading the charge in addressing our ailing… Read more »

Dan Patrick Statement on Senate Gun Bills

AUSTIN – Today, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick referred the following legislation to the Senate State Affairs Committee: -Senate Bill 342 (SB 342), Relating to providing for the open and concealed carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties. -Senate Bill 346 (SB 346), Relating to the authority of a person… Read more »