Lieutenant Governor Issues Post-Storm Priorities

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has asked the Texas Senate to study a series of interim legislative charges directly related to issues resulting from Hurricane Harvey and the flooding aftermath.

Hurricane Harvey and its subsequent flooding may be the largest natural disaster in American history.

"Texas inspired the nation and the world by pulling together immediately after the storm and Texans are showing that same 'Texas Tough' spirit in the recovery efforts that are underway in cities and towns across the storm zone," Patrick said. "I have directed the members of the Senate to address a wide range of issues related to the immediate response to the storm."

Patrick  has also asked senators to look at "a variety of issues to ensure the state is working as efficiently as possible to complete the recovery and to make sure we have a successful plan for the rebuilding process ahead."

He said Harvey was a "Texas-sized storm will require a Texas-sized response. My goal is for our state to become a national model in handling every aspect of disaster and the interim charges I am releasing today are the next step in achieving that goal.”

Additional interim charges not directly related to hurricane issues will be released in the coming weeks.

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