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Acting Governor Patrick is Pleased to Announce FEMA has Approved our Request for Individual Assistance in the Major Disaster Declaration Announced Tuesday for Hurricane Beryl

Request for Additional Counties to be Added   AUSTIN – Acting Governor Dan Patrick announced today that, at his request, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended the Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Beryl to include 15 Texas counties he requested for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program. For this request to be approved, Texas and… Read more »

Acting Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on Federal Emergency Disaster Declaration Request

AUSTIN – Acting Governor Dan Patrick issued this statement today following a phone call with President Biden: “I have just spoken with President Biden. I have requested a federal emergency disaster declaration through FEMA to cover all costs for Category A (Debris) and Category B (Emergency Protective Measures). FEMA’s assistance with these costs will expedite… Read more »

Acting Governor Dan Patrick Provides Update on Hurricane Beryl Response Efforts

AUSTIN – Acting Governor Dan Patrick issued this statement today following his press conference with Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Chief Nim Kidd: “As Hurricane Beryl passes through Texas, the state’s efforts have switched from preparedness to response, and in some areas are quickly moving into recovery. Texas has assets deployed throughout the Coastal… Read more »

Acting Governor Dan Patrick Gives Press Conference on Texas’ Hurricane Beryl Preparations and Response

AUSTIN – Acting Governor Dan Patrick issued this statement today following his press conference with Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Chief Nim Kidd: “As Hurricane Beryl approaches the Texas coast, now is the time for Texans to make their final preparations to protect themselves and their property. 121 counties are already under state disaster… Read more »

Acting Governor Dan Patrick: Disaster Declaration

AUSTIN – Ahead of Hurricane Beryl’s landfall in Texas, Acting Governor Dan Patrick issued disaster declarations today for the following counties: Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, LaSalle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Matagorda, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Refugio, San… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Announces Appointments to the Sunset Advisory Commission

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today after making the following appointments to the Sunset Advisory Commission: Sen. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, as a presiding officer, Sen. Cesar Blanco, D-El Paso, Sen. Mayes Middleton, R-Galveston, Sen. Kevin Sparks, R-Midland, and Roger Elswick, of Houston: “The Sunset Advisory Commission’s job is to make… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Sends Letter to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Chairman Jon Niermann

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sent this letter today to TCEQ Chairman Jon Niermann: Dear Chairman Niermann, I have great concerns about the permanent cement kiln proposed project in Grayson County. Business leaders, clergy, elected officials, community leaders, and an overwhelming majority of the public have all voiced their objections to the Texas Commission… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Statement on Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)-Care Letter to Support Board Action

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, sent a letter to TRS Board Chairman Jarvis Hollingsworth urging the TRS Board to lower insurance premiums for Medicare-eligible participants in TRS-Care Medicare Advantage and implement a one-time re-enrollment opportunity due to those premium decreases for retired educators who may have left the program…. Read more »