Latest True Fact-checks on Dan Patrick Dan Patrick stated on April 16, 2019 in a press conference: "Since 2011, we have documentation of 1,671 dead bodies we have recovered in Texas, many in Brooks County." Dan Patrick stated on April 9, 2019: "Like every budget passed by the Senate since I have been lieutenant governor, Senate Bill 1 is within the spending limit set by the Texas Constitution." Dan Patrick stated on May 20, 2018 in an interview on ABC News, "This Week": "It’s against the law in Texas to let any loaded gun get in the hands of a child." Dan Patrick stated on October 17, 2016 in a press release titled “Lt. Governor Unveils Faith-Based Initiative on Foster Care Children,”: "Several elected state officials have opened their homes to children in need of loving families." Dan Patrick stated on July 21, 2014 in an interview with Laura Ingraham: More people are apprehended after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border a week "than are born in Texas each week." Dan Patrick stated on November 8, 2012 in a Texas Tribune interview.: Says the state of Texas rates as "unacceptable" almost 500 of the state's 8,000 public schools. Dan Patrick stated on February 17, 2011 in remarks on the Senate floor: "We have 80,000 abortions in Texas every year."