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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, Property Tax Relief, by Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston: “I have been fighting against increasing property taxes since long before I was Lt. Governor and I am proud the Texas Senate moved to pass additional relief today. This bill… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 3

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 3, the Fair Sports for Women and Girls Act, by Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock: “Women have fought for equality in sports for decades, and they have achieved enormous success along the way. It is not fair to allow boys… Read more »

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

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced new appointments to the Sunset Advisory Commission today including Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, as chair, Sen. Angela Paxton, R-McKinney, Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury and Sen. Drew Springer, R-Muenster. Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, will continue to serve in his term that expires in 2023. Jim Lee, of Houston,… Read more »

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 »