I will be Relentless in Fighting for Texas


Tuesday was the official 2023 Texas Inauguration. I want to thank the four million plus people who voted to re-elect me into office. I am honored to be your Lt. Governor, and I will be relentless in protecting the freedom of Texas so this continues to be the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family.

In my speech, I laid out a few of my top priorities for this upcoming session. A few of those include: providing lasting property tax relief, including increasing the homestead exemption to $70,000, expanding parental rights including school choice, increasing rural law enforcement pay, expanding our mental healthcare hospital system, continuing to protect our border because the Biden Administration will not, and strengthening our grid by adding more megawatts of power. In case you missed it, here’s my full speech.



A Conservative Budget that doesn’t Spend all of Texas’s Money but Addresses the Needs of Texas

Official Statement

Yesterday, Senator Joan Huffman, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, filed Senate Bill 1, the Texas Senate Budget Bill. This bill showcases my dedication to the priorities I spoke of in my inaugural speech.

I am proud of the hard work Finance Chair Huffman and my budget team put into this bill that reflects Texas’s conservative priorities. You can read my official statement here.

A Memorable Moment

Memorable Moment

Guitar Raised

On Stage

Following the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday, we had a Texas-sized inaugural celebration.

I joined one of the performers, the Randy Rogers Band, for their opening song. It was great fun! You can watch the video here.

Thank you all for your support and everything you do to make Texas the greatest place on earth. May God bless you and your family, and may He continue to bless the greatest state of all—Texas.


Dan Patrick

Dan Patrick
Lieutenant Governor of Texas





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ICYMI: I released 57 interim charges that reflect issues that Texans have asked us to study. Our 31 senators submitted hundreds of ideas, with many senators sharing similar proposals. My staff and I worked diligently for weeks to review each request, and this is the first set of interim charges I am releasing in preparation for the 89th Legislature. We may release a second shorter list of additional charges before next session.

You can read more about them here: https://bit.ly/4aBGpyd; and here is a list of all 57 charges for the Senate: https://bit.ly/3U2vBC6.
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