Latest Fact-checks on Leticia Van de Putte Leticia Van de Putte stated on October 15, 2014 in a video ad: "In 2013," Dan Patrick voted "against funding to test the backlog of rape kits, allowing rapists to walk free." Leticia Van de Putte stated on September 29, 2014 in a debate in Austin: Dan Patrick said that if women "get paid less than a man for the same job, that that’s not a problem." Leticia Van de Putte stated on September 29, 2014 in a debate: The state-hired company that evaluates state-mandated student exams "goes on Craigslist to get examiners to read our students’ essays." Leticia Van de Putte stated on August 29, 2014 in a press release: "Our men and women of the Guard have been forced to contact food banks to feed themselves." Leticia Van de Putte stated on June 27, 2014 in her speech to the Texas Democratic Party state convention: Dan Patrick was the only state senator "who voted against the Veteran Entrepreneurship Program, a program that assists veterans in successfully starting up their own businesses." Leticia Van de Putte stated on June 1, 2014 in an interview: Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner." Leticia Van de Putte stated on June 14, 2013 in an opinion article : Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay. Leticia Van de Putte stated on May 17, 2013 in an opinion column.: Says Texas high school graduates must pass Algebra II to be eligible for automatic admission to state's public universities. Leticia Van de Putte stated on May 1, 2013 in remarks on the floor of the Texas Senate.: Says only about 250 Texans have been killed in action since 9/11. Leticia Van de Putte stated on February 16, 2011 in a press release: "Since 1980, over 145 incidents have been documented of suction entrapment in swimming pools and spas, including 36 deaths of children." Leticia Van de Putte stated on January 25, 2011 in remarks on the floor of the Texas Senate: "Ten retired nuns were barred from voting in the 2008 Indiana Democratic primary." Leticia Van de Putte stated on June 25, 2010 in a speech at the Texas Democratic Party convention: Says Bill White's program to bring dropouts back to school was "so successful that almost every city in our state has replicated" it.