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June 11, 2021      2:52 PM

Shuffling chairmanships, Patrick demotes Hancock from B&C, promotes Schwertner to Business and Commerce

Via the Office of the Lieutenant Governor as he formalized his retribution on a Friday afternoon:

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that he has selected new chairs for four Senate Committees, prior to the upcoming special session.

Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels - Nominations Committee

Sen. Bob Hall, R-Edgewood - Administration Committee

Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills - Veterans & Border Security Committee

Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown - Business & Commerce Committee

The Lt. Governor also announced that he is expanding the scope of the Jurisprudence Committee, chaired by Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, to include pension and insurance issues.

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