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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Haltom City Police Officers Shot Last Evening

HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following news that last evening, 2 people were killed and 4 people were wounded, including 3 officers from the Haltom City Police Department, in Haltom City: “Last evening, 3 police officers were wounded protecting the citizens of Haltom City. 2 civilians were killed and another… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement Celebrating U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Ruling

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade: “Today is a tremendous day for life. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization adheres to the constitution and returns the decision on… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Calls for Texas Ranger Investigation Into How A Convicted Capital Murderer Escaped to Kill A Family of 5

HOUSTON – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement: “Today, I sent a letter requesting an investigation by the Texas Rangers into how a convicted killer was able to escape Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) custody, elude capture for 21 days, and perpetrate the brutal murder of Mark Collins and his 4… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Letter to Speaker Dade Phelan

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sent the following letter to Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont:   Dear Speaker Phelan, Thank you for your letter today. I am pleased we are able to find alignment on issues relating to school safety and mental health, addressing the needs of the… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Forming the Senate Special Committee to Protect All Texans

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement announcing the Senate Special Committee to Protect All Texans. Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, will serve as Chair. Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, will serve as Co-Vice Chairs. Upon forming the committee, Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement: “In response… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Announces Appointments to the Capital Project Oversight Advisory Commission

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, Sen. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, and Danny Signorelli, of The Woodlands, to the Capital Project Oversight Advisory Commission. Upon making the appointments, Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement: “It is essential that public institutions of higher learning have clear and… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Announces Appointment to the Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Council

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Dr. Denise Wilkes, of Kemah, to the Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Council. Upon making the appointment, Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement: “Funds recovered by Texas from statewide opioid settlement agreements must be spent wisely to address the opioid crisis hurting our communities…. Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Texas Power Grid Conditions

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today: “This weekend’s energy conservation warning is another sign that we must have greater reliability. Since Winter Storm Uri crippled Texas, I have fought for more dispatchable gas-fired energy available on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid. During the last legislative session, I… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on School Choice

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today: “I am in full support of Gov. Abbott’s statement that he will support school choice in the upcoming legislative session. I have long advocated for parents’ right to exercise choice in the education of their children. Since I was elected Lt. Governor, the Texas… Read more »