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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 2 – Teacher Pay Raise and School Funding Increases

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 2, School Finance and Supplemental Payments for Teachers, by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, and Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston: “Since I arrived in the Texas Senate, improving public education has been one of my top goals. I believe teaching is… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Statement: Texas Senate Makes Quick Work of Gov. Abbott’s Special Session Call in Marathon 15-Hour Floor Action

AUSTIN – Yesterday, the Texas Senate worked 15 hours to pass 5 of the 6 items on Gov. Abbott’s special session call. Following the completion of the Senate’s business, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement: “Yet again, the Texas Senate’s superb work ethic was on display for all to see. During yesterday’s marathon… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 1 – Empowering Parental Rights – Education Savings Accounts (ESA) for Texas Students

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 1, Empowering Parental Rights – Education Savings Accounts (ESA) for Texas Students by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe: “Texas is blessed with a robust public school system of over 8,000 campuses. Many of our schools are great, most… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 2 – Teacher Pay Raise and School Funding Increases

“In 2023, the Texas Senate has passed bills that increase public education funding by 30%.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Senate’s 30-1 passage of Senate Bill 2, School Finance and Supplemental Payments for Teachers by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, and Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston: “As the… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 7 – Prohibiting COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates by Private Employers

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 7, Prohibiting COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates by Private Employers, by Sen. Mayes Middleton, R-Galveston: “Over the past few years, too many Texans have had to decide between their jobs and their health. As Lt. Governor, I have championed… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 4 – Increasing Penalties Against Human Smuggling and Stash Houses

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 4, Increasing Penalties Against Human Smuggling and Stash Houses, by Sen. Pete Flores, R-Pleasanton: “Texans are tired of the Biden Administration’s abdication of their constitutional responsibility to enforce the southern border. As the Administration’s lack of action… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Statement on the Unanimous Adoption of Senate Resolution 2

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today following the unanimous adoption of Senate Resolution 2 by Sen. Phil King, R- Weatherford: “Today, the Texas Senate sent a clear message that Texas unequivocally stands with Israel. Hamas’ unprecedented terrorist rampage is heinous and abhorrent, and the Senate condemns their continued acts of… Read more »