Texas Right to Life statement on Patrick’s Senate committee assignments

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Today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced the committee assignments for the State Senate during the Regular Session of the 86th Texas Legislature.  One of the most important tasks of the lieutenant governor is to assign the 31 state senators to the committees in the State Senate through which legislation must pass, including Pro-Life bills.  As expected, Lieutenant Governor Patrick’s consistent leadership has again manifested in committee assignments with Pro-Life legislators chairing important committees with Pro-Life majorities on the committees most relevant to Pro-Life bills.  We also congratulate Texas Right to Life endorsee State Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) on her new role as Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services;  Senator Kolkhorst has achieved a strong Pro-Life voting record and has been key to helping stop legislation that endangered vulnerable patients.  Texas Right to Life thanks Lieutenant Governor Patrick for acting quickly to begin the passage of needed conservative and Pro-Life reforms for the State of Texas.


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The Honorable Jonathan Stickland serves as the representative for Texas House District 92 and is known for standing for principle – even when he stands alone.  Stickland is the only Pro-Life Hero in the Texas House from the 86th Session of the Texas Legislature.  Texas would have no significant Pro-Life victories in 2019 without Stickland’s bravery to defy House leadership.