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Letter to Expert Vaccination Allocation Panel

Ms. Imelda GarciaChairExpert Vaccination Allocation PanelAustin, Texas   Dear Chair Garcia: I want to thank you and all the members of the Expert Vaccination Allocation Panel (EVAP) for your hard work and commitment to Texas in this critical time. Many believed it would be impossible to produce a COVID-19 vaccine quickly and that there would… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Statement on the Texas Senate Budget

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today upon the filing of the Texas Senate Budget, Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) by Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound: “I want to thank Senate Finance Chair Nelson and the Senate Finance Committee who have worked tirelessly with our office for months. As always, Senator… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Announces 2021 Texas Senate Committee Appointments

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today upon announcing his Texas Senate committee appointments for the 87th Legislative Session. Lt. Gov. Patrick also appointed the Select Committee on Ports and the Special Committee on Redistricting: “The Texas Senate is comprised of proven leaders with the expertise and experience that makes them… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement Congratulating Speaker Dade Phelan

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today congratulating Rep. Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, on his election as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives: “I want to congratulate Speaker Dade Phelan on his election as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Dade is an accomplished leader who will be ready on day… Read more »

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

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the release of Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s biennial revenue estimate (BRE): “The Comptroller’s Biennial Revenue Estimate today is welcome news considering the economic challenges our state has faced. We believe that with a continuing healthy economy, a growing Economic Stabilization Fund and federal COVID-19… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Releases Protocols for Opening Day of Texas Senate

AUSTIN – The following protocols will be in place when Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick gavels in the Texas Senate for the 87th Legislative Session on opening day, January 12, 2021. At a time when the U.S. Capitol and many state capitol buildings are closed to the public, these protocols are designed to ensure the Texas… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Appoints Lucio Vice Chairman of Senate Finance Committee

HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that he has appointed Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, to serve as vice chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Sen. Lucio replaces Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen: “I am proud to appoint Sen. Eddie Lucio as vice chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Sen. Lucio’s commitment to… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Appoints Birdwell to Senate Redistricting Committee

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, to the Senate Redistricting Committee today, replacing Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper, who’s leaving the Texas Senate: “I am proud to appoint Sen. Birdwell to the Redistricting Committee. I know he will bring his legendary work ethic as well as his insight… Read more »