Lt. Governor Patrick Applauds Senate for Immediately Addressing Governor Abbott’s Transportation Emergency Item

AUSTIN – Today, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick addressed the swift work Senator Robert Nichols and the Senate have accomplished on one of Governor Abbott’s emergency items: transportation.

“I want to thank Senate Transportation Chair Robert Nichols for taking the lead on such an important issue that affects all Texans,” said Patrick. “The passage of SB 5 and SJR 5 are the first substantive bills the Senate has pushed closer to implementation.

“Ending our reliance on debt and the diversions of existing gas tax revenue will help redirect additional sources of funding where they belong.

“Making transportation a top priority keeps the Senate in sync with Governor Abbott’s emergency item and with what Texans expect their senators to do.

“With the energy and efficiency the Senate has demonstrated, we are one step closer to providing relief to our ailing transportation infrastructure. Let’s keep moving Texas forward,” concluded Patrick.

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