News

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Signing of Senate Bill 1

TYLER – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following Gov. Greg Abbott signing Senate Bill 1, the Election Integrity Bill, by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola: “Maintaining the integrity of Texas’ elections has been a top priority of mine since I was elected to the Texas Senate and throughout my tenure as Lt. Governor…. Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Texas Senate Adjourning Sine Die as Landmark Conservative Legislation Passes

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement following the Texas Senate adjourning the Second Called Special Session of the 87th Legislative Session sine die: “At the end of the 87th Regular Legislative Session, the Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives walked out and broke quorum, killing many of my priorities, and the… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement Celebrating the Heartbeat Bill Taking Effect

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the enactment of Senate Bill 8, the Heartbeat Bill, by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, and the United States Supreme Court allowing Senate Bill 8 to take effect: “When I served in the Texas Senate, protecting life was my top priority. In 2011, I wrote… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Border Security Funding

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Senate’s passage of additional funding for border security: “Before I became Lt. Governor, the Texas Legislature spent very little on border security. I have been committed to securing our border from day 1. “During previous legislative sessions, we have appropriated $800 million… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Final Passage of Senate Bill 1

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the final passage of Senate Bill 1, the Election Integrity Bill, by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola: “I am extremely proud that the Texas Senate sent Senate Bill 1 to Gov. Abbott’s desk today. This bill is very similar to Senate Bill 7 which we… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Letter to the PUC on House Bill 4492

AUSTIN – Last week, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, and 19 other Texas Senators sent a letter to the letter to Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUC) Chair Peter Lake, and Commissioners Will McAdams and Lori Cobos regarding House Bill 4492. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sent the following letter to Chairman Lake and Commissioners McAdams and… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 1

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 1, the Election Integrity Bill, by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola: “After 24 hours straight on the Senate floor, including a 15 hour filibuster, I am very proud that the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 1 today. This is the… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 14

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 14, the Business Freedom and Uniformity Act, by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe: “The Texas economy is the 9th largest in the world and it will continue its upward trajectory if we maintain a low-tax, predictable regulatory landscape that encourages… Read more »