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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of House Bill 1927

“In the Lone Star State, the Constitution is our permit to carry.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of House Bill 1927, carried by Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown: “I am proud that the Texas Senate passed House Bill 1927 today, the Constitutional Carry bill, which affirms every… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Updated Biennial Revenue Estimate

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s updated biennial revenue estimate (BRE): “I am not surprised by Comptroller Hegar’s announcement today affirming that our conservative policies — low taxes and reasonable regulation — as well as our commitment to keeping our state open — have caused the Texas… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 2202

Stops Critical Race Theory & 1619 Myths in Texas Schools   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 2202, by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe: “Texans reject critical race theory and other so-called ‘woke’ philosophies that maintain that one race or sex is inherently superior to another… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Appointment of 2022-2023 Budget Conferees

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appointed Senate Finance Chairman Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound and Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, and Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood to the 2022-2023 budget conference. “I know that Chair Nelson and Senators Huffman, Kolkhorst, Nichols and Taylor will make sure our state budget… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Unanimous Passage of Senate Bill 22

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 22, the First Responders Pandemic Care Act, by Sen. Drew Springer, R-Muenster: “During the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas first responders repeatedly went beyond the call of duty to assist their fellow Texans, often putting their… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Statement: Top Legislative Priorities On-Track

“Despite the unprecedented time challenges of this session including the pandemic and the winter storm, 25 conservative legislative priorities have already passed the Texas Senate”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today applauding the Texas Senate for their hard work in passing 25 of the 30 priority bills he targeted for… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 19

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 19, the Stop Corporate Gun Boycotts Act, by Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown: “I congratulate Sen. Schwertner and the Texas Senate on the passage of Senate Bill 19 which ensures that the state of Texas will no longer do business… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 13

“If Wall Street turns their back on Texas and our thriving oil and gas industry, then Texas will not do business with Wall Street.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 13, the Oil & Gas Investment Protection Act, by Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury: “The… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Passage of Senate Bill 18

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 18, the Protect Second Amendment Businesses Act, by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe: “During emergencies or disasters, Texans should not have to worry about the infringement of their Second Amendment rights. When Second Amendment businesses are under threat, we know… Read more »