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GUILLEN EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE
June 18, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) urges his fellow lawmakers to discuss improvements in healthcare accessibility during the meeting of the Human Services committee on June 20th. More...

GUILLEN URGES SAFE SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON
June 18, 2018

AUSTIN – As summer quickly approaches, Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) highlights some of his work improving transportation infrastructure and safety in Texas. More...

GUILLEN SUPPORTS GOOD SAMARITAN LAW
June 18, 2018

AUSTIN - Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) is pleased that the Public Health Committee will be looking at overdose reporting laws known as "Good Samaritan" laws and looks forward to working with them during the upcoming legislative session. More...

GUILLEN EAGER TO ASSIST TOURISM RECOVER FROM HARVEY
June 15, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is excited to announce that the House committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism met to discuss how tourism in Texas is recovering from Hurricane Harvey and ways to improve that recovery. More...

GUILLEN PROMOTES AFFORDABLE HOUSING POSSIBILITIES
June 14, 2018

AUSTIN - Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is encouraged by recent discussions as the legislature continues to look at addressing affordable housing across the state, an issue Guillen has championed for many years. More...

GUILLEN URGES DISTRICT RESIDENTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER SERVICES
June 13, 2018

AUSTIN - Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) is pleased to announce that the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) is bringing its mobile services to Atascosa County at the Lytle Animal Care and Control facility, and encourages pet owners to take advantage of these affordable services. More...

GUILLEN WANTS TX TEACHERS EQUIPPED FOR SUCCESS
June 11, 2018

AUSTIN - Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) is hopeful that a recent meeting of the House Subcommittee on Educator Quality and House Committee on Higher Education will lead to legislation to enhance schools all across Texas. More...

GUILLEN TO AID IN HURRICANE, FLOOD PREPAREDNESS

June 11, 2018

AUSTIN - Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) looks forward to working with the House Committee on County Affairs on hurricane preparedness and flood prevention in rural areas. More...

GUILLEN SUPPORTS NEW STATEWIDE SAFETY APP

June 11, 2018

Austin - Following the announcement of the release of the iWatch Texas crime reporting app, State Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) announced his support for the innovative approach to community safety. More...

GUILLEN PROMOTES MOBILITY FUTURE
June 8, 2018

AUSTIN - Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) was on hand in Rio Grande City to help celebrate the official opening of the realigned Farm-to-Market Road 755 on June 8. Representative Guillen has long been a champion of infrastructure improvement in the Rio Grande Valley, and he believes that this realigned road will increase both safety and economic development. More...

GUILLEN URGES ECONOMIC, WORKFORCE GROWTH TO REBUILD AFTER HARVEY
June 5, 2018

AUSTIN - State Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) encourages the House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development to continue to make strides towards economic and workforce recovery after Hurricane Harvey. More...

GUILLEN HONORS WOMEN VETERANS IN TEXAS
June 8, 2018

AUSTIN - Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) is proud to announce that June 12th is the first annual Women Veterans Day in Texas. The holiday was made possible by SB 805, which Guillen helped pass last year. More...

GUILLEN SUPPORTS NEW ANTI-GANG CENTER
June 6, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) applauds the opening of the new South Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Center. The TAG Centers are an integral part of a larger network of anti-gang agencies and initiatives cooperating across the state to combat organized crime and make communities safer. More...

GUILLEN SUPPORTS CLEAN AIR INITIATIVE
June 4, 2018

AUSTIN - Building on efforts to improve public health and healthcare outcomes throughout South Texas, State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) announced his support of measures aimed at improving air quality throughout the state. More...

GUILLEN SUPPORTS HEALTHCARE COST TRANSPARENCY

June 1, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) applauds the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), who has launched a new website to help Texas healthcare consumers better understand the costs of healthcare. More...

GUILLEN CALLS FOR RESPONSIBLE WATER CONSERVATION
June 1, 2018

AUSTIN - As a House panel met to discuss water scarcity in Texas, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) stressed the importance of safeguarding the rights of landowners and agricultural producers to surface and groundwater.  More...

GUILLEN APPLAUDS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR
May 31, 2018

AUSTIN - As students finish school and are released for summer break, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) urges Texans to take a moment to reflect on the tragic events in Santa Fe, recognize the accomplishments of students around the state, and to thank all of the teachers, faculty, and staff that worked to make this year a success.  More...

GUILLEN SUPPORTS GREEN ENERGY INCENTIVES

May 31, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) encouraged Texans to take advantage of the upcoming Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday for energy-efficient products.  More...

GUILLEN CELEBRATES TEXAS HISTORY

May 30, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) encourages South Texans to honor Texas' incredible history and culture by nominating community members for Texas Historical Commission awards of recognition for their contributions to preserving Texas history.  More...

GUILLEN  ANNOUNCES COUNTIES RECEIVING ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH GRANTS

May 30, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is pleased to announce that eight counties in his district are receiving additional mental health grants. Thanks to these grants, the Community Hopes Projects and Ecumenical Center will be able to provide more much needed mental health services to members of the South Texas community. More...

GUILLEN SUPPORTS ECONOMIC GROWTH FOR VETERAN & MILITARY FAMILY JOBS
May 28, 2018

AUSTIN - As a House panel met to discuss job growth for veterans, Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) expressed his continued support for expanding veteran and military family job opportunities. More...

GUILLEN: SIX AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS AWARDED EDUCATION GRANTS
May 25, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is excited to announce that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has awarded 2018–2019 Technology Lending grants, aimed at ensuring equitable access to quality digital resources and courses for all students, to six school districts within House District 31. More...

GUILLEN AGAINST PUBLIC MONEY FOR TOLL ROADS
May 23, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas), agreeing with a recent Texas Attorney General ruling, is against using public funds for the construction of toll roads. Guillen is a strong supporter of transportation funding and believes in the importance of keeping funds gained from state sales tax away from toll roads that require drivers to pay, again, to use them. More...

GUILLEN: WE MUST PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS FROM ALL THREATS

May 22, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is pleased that the Select Committee on Cybersecurity is meeting to discuss election security. The meeting discussed the status of cybersecurity at the local, state, and federal levels. More...

GUILLEN WELCOMES OPENING OF TEXAS ABLE PROGRAM
May 21, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) applauds the opening of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (Texas ABLE®) Program for enrollment. This program is available to disabled individuals at least 18 years old and allows them to save up to $15,000 per year without the risk of losing their disability benefits. More...

GUILLEN EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF TOURISM TO ECONOMY
May 17, 2018

AUSTIN - Following Texas Travel and Tourism Week, which ended last week, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) celebrates the impact of one of the state's top economic drivers. More...

GUILLEN PROMOTES FREE DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN
May 16, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) urges parents within his district to take advantage of an upcoming opportunity; uninsured and underinsured children can get free dental care at participating Kool Smiles offices on Sunday, May 20th. More...

GUILLEN: STATE MUST MEET DEMAND FOR SKILLED WORKERS
May 15, 2018

AUSTIN - In light of recent news that demand for skilled workers is increasing, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) encourages workforce development officials to reduce the technical skills gap, especially for South Texas. More...

REP. GUILLEN REMINDS LOCAL SCHOOLS WITH DISPLACED STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR GRANT
May 14, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) wants school administrators within the district to be aware that they can now apply for additional Hurricane Harvey recovery grants. More...

GUILLEN ADVOCATES FOR IMPROVING LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES
May 14, 2018
AUSTIN - During the County Affairs Committee meeting on May 10th, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) called for improved assistance to county emergency services. More…

 

GUILLEN APPLAUDS FUNDING FOR IMPROVED PRINCIPAL TRAINING
May 11, 2018

AUSTIN- Freer Independent School District (Freer ISD) received a Principal Preparation Grant last week from the state to provide funding for schools to cover preparation and certification costs for their aspiring principals. More...

GUILLEN HOPES TO EXPAND CONSTRUCTION AND SKILLED TRADES
May 9, 2018
AUSTIN - Following the Business and Industry Committee hearing on May 2nd, State Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) encourages young Texans to explore careers in construction and skilled labor. More…

 

GUILLEN HONORS CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
May 8, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) urges parents within his district to take advantage of an upcoming opportunity; uninsured and underinsured children can get free dental care at participating Kool Smiles offices on Sunday, May 20th. More...

GUILLEN APPLAUDS FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT
May 4, 2018

AUSTIN - The Sunset Advisory Commission just released its annual staff reports on the operations of state finance agencies. More...

GUILLEN URGES LOCAL OFFICIALS TO APPLY FOR HARVEY FUNDS
May 3, 2018
AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) wants to be sure all South Texans know that $500 million in Hurricane Harvey recovery funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is now available for disbursement to local and county governments to aid in recovery efforts from damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. These funds come in addition to the $10 billion that was already approved by Congress earlier this year. More…

 

GUILLEN: NEW PEDIATRIC CLINIC WELCOME IN S. TX

May 3, 2018
AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas), is thrilled to announce that the Valley has a new pediatric specialty clinic. The clinic is run by UTRGV's Medical School, which Guillen was instrumental in creating. More…

GUILLEN PROMOTES FAMILY LAND HERITAGE RECOGNITION
May 2, 2018

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has extended the application deadline to apply for the Family Land Heritage Program to June 1st. More...

GUILLEN SUPPORTS NEW FINANCIAL AID POLICIES
May 2, 2018
AUSTIN - Earlier in the week, the President of the University of Texas at Austin announced that the university will be expanding their financial aid and making higher education more affordable and accessible to qualified students. Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is in full support of policies that allow for all students from diverse backgrounds equal access to a higher education, and supports the implementation of a similar policy at UTRGV and other institutions educating South Texans. More…

 

GUILLEN CONTINUES EFFORTS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF KEY HEALTH ISSUES
May 2, 2018
AUSTIN - As a part of an ongoing effort to improve awareness and outcomes of the major health issues impacting South Texas, Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) encourages everyone to nominate someone in their community who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, initiative, education, and organization in the fight against obesity for the Rising Star Award. More…

 

GUILLEN WELCOMES REPORT IN HOPES OF IMPROVING  MILITARY DEPT
May 1, 2018
AUSTIN - The Sunset Advisory Committee just released annual staff reports for several agencies, including the Texas Military Department (TMD). Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) applauds the release of the report and looks forward to legislative debate next session to improve the operations of the Military Department. More…

 

GUILLEN SUPPORTS CATTLE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
April 30, 2018
AUSTIN - The Texas Beef Council and the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service is presenting a three-part series of hands-on workshops and field trips focusing on promoting beef management and marketing. Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is applauding the addition of the Brush County Beef 706 program in Atascosa, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, and other south Texas counties. More…

 

GUILLEN WEIGHS IN ON REDISTRICTING
April 30, 2018
AUSTIN - Following the beginning of oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) reiterates his strong opposition to gerrymandering practices, and his desire that South Texans be represented fairly in the Texas legislature and Congress. More…

 

GUILLEN EAGER TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY
April 30, 2018
AUSTIN - The Sunset Advisory Commission released the annual staff reports for several Texas agencies, including the Department of Public Safety. Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) applauds the report's release and is excited to debate the suggested changes in the next legislative session. More…

 

GUILLEN TO HEAD NEW AG, RURAL DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE

April 27, 2018

AUSTIN - Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is honored to accept his appointment by the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) as chair of their new Agricultural and Rural Development Task Force. More…

UNPAID TOLL FEES AND FINES WAIVED

April 27, 2018
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced last Wednesday at the House Transportation Committee that it will waive fines and late fees owed since 2007. Representative Ryan Guillen (D – Rural South Texas) is supportive of TxDOT's decision, and will continue to follow any and all efforts made to improve Texas' infrastructure and transportation systems. More…

GUILLEN SUPPORTS PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

April 27, 2018
April 28th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) continues to advocate for the safe disposal of prescription medications, while also promoting the fight against opioid abuse for veterans. More…

 

CHIP SERVICES REMAIN AVAILABLE TO SOUTH TEXAS

April 26, 2018
The Texas Health and Human Services commission canceled five of its upcoming contracts with healthcare providers to cover Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) services in South Texas counties. Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas), has long supported CHIP, and wants to assure constituents that healthcare services will still be available throughout District 31 and surrounding areas. More…

 

GUILLEN SPEAKS AT JIM HOGG ISD

April 25, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) spoke at the Jim Hogg County Independent School district today. He joined educational staff during their professional work day, and provided a legislative overview of education issues such as accountability, school finance, and rural education. More…

 

TAX AMNESTY DAY FOR TEXANS

April 24, 2018
From May 1st-June 29th, Texans will have the opportunity to file past due reports or amend any underreported taxes without penalties or interest. Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) encourages everyone in District 31 to take advantage of this tax program to "wipe the slate clean." More…

 

GUILLEN PROUD TO RECOGNIZE FIRST RESPONDERS SERVICE AND SACRIFICE

April 24, 2018
The Governor's Star of Texas Award Advisory Committee is currently accepting nominations for The Star of Texas Award. Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) encourages nominations of any first responder or citizen that has given their life to protect others. More…

 

GUILLEN TO SPEAK AT RIO GRANDE VALLEY PARTNERSHIP MEETING

April 24, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is honored to be speaking at the Rio Grande Valley Partnership this Thursday. He will be speaking on issues such as school finance, retired teacher healthcare, the budget, and other concerns for the upcoming 2019 legislative session. More…

 

MAY 1ST BEGINS JURY APPRECIATION WEEK

April 24, 2018
During the 84th Legislative Session, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) passed a bill that designated the first week of May as Jury Appreciation Week. This year will be the second of such weeks, and Representative Guillen would like to extend another 'thank you' to jurors. More…

 

GUILLEN GETS FUNDING FOR RANCHERS

April 23, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D – Rural South Texas) is no stranger to cattle ticks and cattle fever. As a rancher himself, Guillen knows firsthand the danger cattle fever ticks impose on herds and the livelihoods of ranching families. Though there is more to be accomplished, he is proud of the recent progress Texas has made to combat this issue and of the resources available to ranchers. More…

 

REPRESENTATIVE GUILLEN EMPHASIZES THE PRESERVATION OF TEXAS HISTORY

April 21, 2018
In honor of San Jacinto Day, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) celebrates Texas independence and how the Texas Revolution has shaped our state's history and culture. More…

 

GUILLEN: WE MUST IMPROVE OUR COURTS AND ACCESS TO LEGAL AID

April 20, 2018
Ahead of Friday's meeting of the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee, Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) stresses the importance of improving the court systems and providing affordable legal representation in South Texas. More…

 

GUILLEN: EARTH DAY IS DAY TO RECOGNIZE ENVIRONMENTAL TRIUMPHS AND CHALLENGES

April 20, 2018
April 22nd has been designated Earth Day to celebrate and highlight the importance of living sustainably and in-harmony with nature. Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) recognizes that a good and healthy environment is essential to many aspects of Texan life. More…

 

GUILLEN APPLAUDS HEALTHY SOUTH TEXAS PROGRAM

April 19, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) takes time this week to applaud Texas A&M College of Medicine and their continued work on their pilot program, Healthy South Texas. Dr. Carrie Byington, Dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine, recently announced the addition of new graduate programs in Medicine and Engineering, which will allow students to graduate as a Doctor of Medicine or with a Master's Degree in Engineering, respectively. More…

 

GUILLEN FIGHTS OPIOID EPIDEMIC

April 18, 2018
The Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse recently held a public hearing in Austin to discuss the impact of opioid and substance abuse on vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, new mothers, veterans, and those suffering from mental illness. Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) emphasizes the importance of examining the opioid problem facing Texans so that it can be properly addressed in the next legislative session. More…

 

GUILLEN CELEBRATES EDUCATION AND SCIENCE

April 17, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) recognizes Sarita Elementary School and Robert Schmidt, District Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), for demonstrating the importance of environmental processes to students. More…

 

GUILLEN SUPPORTS LOANS FOR TEXAS VETERANS

April 17, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) recognized the importance of the Veterans Land Board and their efforts to provide Texas Veterans with accessible and affordable loans as the House Committee on Land and Resource Management met to discuss the issue. More…

 

GUILLEN CALLS FOR MORE LOCAL ROAD FUNDS

April 17, 2018
As the House Committee on Transportation meets to discuss how the energy industry affects local roads, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) urges action to direct more state money to roads damaged by heavy vehicles in counties with high oil and gas production. More…

 

GUILLEN INVITES FARMERS TO HELP IMPLEMENT PRODUCE SAFETY LAW

April 16, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) seeks to raise awareness about upcoming Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) meetings, which will be held to collect input from Texas growers ahead of the implementation of the Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Specifically, he encourages stakeholders to voice their opinions about implementing the new produce safety rules. More…

 

REPRESENTATIVE GUILLEN ENCOURAGES CONSTITUENTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TAX BREAK

April 16, 2018
From April 28th-30th, Texans will have the opportunity to purchase certain emergency items without tax. Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) encourages everyone in District 31 to take advantage of this tax break as Texas prepares for severe weather this spring. More…

 

AHEAD OF MEETING GUILLEN EMPHASIZES SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

April 13, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is pleased that the House Committee on Public Education will be meeting next week to discuss the implementation of a few important bills passed last session: HB 21, HB 22, and SB 179. Guillen was heavily involved in their passage and looks forward to successful implementation. More…

 

GUILLEN CALLS FOR CHANGE IN PROFESSIONAL LICENSE RESTRICTIONS

April 13, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is calling for a change in a state law that prevents Texans from renewing an occupational license if they have defaulted on their student loans. More…

 

GUILLEN SUPPORTS CREATION OF MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

April 12, 2018
The State Board of Education voted yesterday to adopt curriculum standards for Mexican-American studies courses in high school. Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is proud to advocate for accurate historical curriculum on the contributions of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans to the state and the country, and continues to create legislation that helps improve our school system. More…

 

GUILLEN SUPPORTS COUNTY GOVERNMENTS

April 12, 2018
April is National County Government Month in celebration of all the vital work that happens at the county level of government. Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) recognizes the importance of county governments and works to support them whenever possible. More…

 

GUILLEN EMPHASIZES NEED FOR JUSTICE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS AHEAD OF COMMITTEE MEETING

April 12, 2018
Ahead of the meeting of the Appropriations subcommittee on Articles I, IV, and V next week, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) urges the committee to decrease the sexual assault kit back log and improve the juvenile justice system. More…

 

GUILLEN SUPPORTS TEMPORARY WORKER PROGRAM
April 11, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) echoed the call of Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller earlier this week for the federal government to increase the number of temporary worker permits in Texas as he is in full support of agriculture and small businesses as they are a huge part of the Texas economy. More…

 

GUILLEN URGES PORT MANSFIELD ADDED TO HARVEY RECOVERY PLAN

April 11, 2018
In response to the publication of the General Land Office's (GLO) Action Plan on the use of federal Harvey recovery money, State Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) urges them to add Port Mansfield as eligible to receive federal relief funds. More…

 

GUILLEN: ROAD SAFETY PARAMOUNT

April 11, 2018
Recognizing the importance of Work Zone Awareness Week, Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) calls for greater road safety and discusses prior accomplishments for Texas road workers and drivers. More…

 

STATE MATERNAL MORBIDITY RATE LOWER THAN INITIALLY THOUGHT
April 10, 2018
A recent study from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), has confirmed that the initially reported maternal death rate was inflated due to difficulties in recording maternal deaths. Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is relived to hear the numbers aren’t as high as initially suspected, but looks to make them even lower. More…

 

GUILLEN CELEBRATES 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION

April 10, 2018
In honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Texas Animal Health Commission (AHC), Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) celebrates the Commission's accomplishments and continued work to preserve our livestock and public health. More…

 

GUILLEN HIGHLIGHTS BRAVERY OF POW'S ON POW AWARENESS DAY
April 9, 2018
For Prisoner of War Awareness Day, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) reflected on the valor and sacrifice of our military veterans, prisoners-of-war, and their families. More…

 

GUILLEN HELPS SCHOOL DISTRICTS

April 9, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) continues to support school districts amid changing standards for school bus drivers by encouraging them to participate in the Texas Department of Public Safety's Third-Party Skills Test (TPST) program. TPST allows school districts' the opportunity to test school employees at the district's convenience. More…

 

GUILLEN REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO MILITARY VETS AND FAMILIES
April 9, 2018
Ahead of tomorrow's Defense and Veterans' Affairs Committee meeting in San Antonio, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) took a moment to speak about the issues Texas military veterans face and their successful transition into civilian life. More…

 

REP. GUILLEN SUPPORTS FORMER OFFENDER REINTEGRATION AND JAIL DIVERSION PROGRAMS

April 9, 2018
Congress voted recently to designate April as "Second Chance" month for reformed former criminal offenders. Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) has been a strong supporter of legislation that seeks to reintegrate offenders who have served their time and paid their debt to society. More…

 

GUILLEN ENCOURAGES PUBLIC HEALTH IMPROVEMENT IN SOUTH TEXAS
April 6, 2018
In honor of National Public Health Week, Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) highlights the importance of public health and the hardworking South Texas public health workers by fighting for legislation to improve the health of everyday South Texans. More…

 

GUILLEN AIDS IN OYSTER INDUSTRY RECOVERY

April 6, 2018
Amid good news for the oyster industry in Texas, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) pledges his support for commercial fishing industries in the area and is dedicated to helping revive and sustain the oyster population on the Gulf coast. More…

 

GUILLEN STANDS GROUND ON CYBERBULLYING

April 5, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) continues to fight cyberbullying and advocate for children with disabilities on autism awareness day. More…

 

GUILLEN: EXPANDED HUNTING SEASON GOOD FOR TEXAS
April 4, 2018
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department added 20 days to the 2018-2019 dove hunting season in South Texas earlier this week. State Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) fully supports this expansion of the hunting season because it honors the proud hunting tradition of South Texas while also strengthening the economy. More…

 

GUILLEN SUPPORTS BUSINESS GROWTH IN SOUTH TEXAS
April 2, 2018
While attending a ground breaking ceremony for a new Pizza Inn in Jim Hogg county, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) gave a speech touting the economic growth of the region and his support of programs to further the regional grown. More…

 

GUILLEN FIGHTS FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE
April 2, 2018
In recognition of World Health Day, Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) emphasizes the need to reduce costs and increase access to healthcare in South Texas. More…

GUILLEN: RIGHT DIRECTION FOR VICTIMS  OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

March 29, 2018
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is proud to announce that Texas has been successful in reducing the backlog of untested rape kits. HB 1729, of which Guillen was an author, took effect in 2017 and established a grant program to fund the testing of more rape kits. More…

GUILLEN HELPS SECURE $10 MILLION FOR VETERAN MENTAL HEALTH

March 29, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) applauds the announcement of $10 million in funding from the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance grant program to help veterans and their families receive mental health care. As a legislator who helped pass the bill that created the program, Rep. Guillen is especially proud to see funding directed to organizations serving veterans within District 31. More…

GUILLEN AIDS PORT MANSFIELD IN REQUEST FOR FUNDS

March 28, 2018
Months after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Coast, Port Mansfield is still recovering from the disaster. In concert with local officials, State Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) implored Governor Greg Abbott to declare a state of emergency for Willacy county in order to make Port Mansfield eligible for emergency funding to dredge the harbor. More…

 

GUILLEN HELPS EXPAND SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE
March 28, 2018
As a strong supporter of more educational and workforce training opportunities for all South Texans, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is pleased that his efforts in supporting the growth of South Texas College (STC) have resulted in a new addition to the Starr County campus. More…

 

GUILLEN CONTINUES FIGHT TO REVERSE CUTS TO MEDICAID PROVIDERS
March 21, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is dedicated to ensuring that children with disabilities and their families have access to the assistance and vital services they need at a price they can afford. More…

 

GUILLEN RENEWS PUSH FOR ROAD FUNDING
March 20, 2018
Recognizing the need to improve and expand Texas infrastructure, Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) attended a special committee hearing in Weslaco, Texas on March 20th to continue his work in improving the infrastructure and economy of South Texas. More…

 

RANCHING HERITAGE ASSOCIATION HONORS GUILLEN
March 19, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) was presented with an award last weekend for his dedication to South Texas Ranchers from the Brush Country Ranching Heritage Association of South Texas. More…

 

GUILLEN HOSTS VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
March 14, 2018
On Wednesday, March 14th, Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) hosted a Virtual Town Hall on Facebook Live to provide South Texans with a forum to answer their questions and inform them of helpful services available through his office. More…

GUILLEN HELPS EXPAND SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE
March 12, 2018
As a strong supporter of increasing access to higher education and vocational job training programs for South Texans, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is pleased that his efforts to increase funding at South Texas College (STC) have resulted in a new addition to the Starr County campus that will house an energy institute. More…

GUILLEN LOOKS FORWARD TO NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSION

March 7, 2018
The primaries are over and now Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) looks forward to continuing his work on behalf of the people of South Texas in the next legislative session. More…

GUILLEN'S EFFORTS LEAD TO NEW FUNDING FOR UTRGV MEDICAL SCHOOL
March 6, 2018 
Representative Ryan Guillen's (D- Rural South Texas) efforts to improve the quality and access to medical care in South Texas reached a new high with the recent announcement that UTRGV has secured the state funding needed to complete their expansion. More…

GUILLEN ENDORSED BY SOUTH TEXAS PROPERTY RIGHTS ASSOCIATION
March 1, 2018
Recognizing his dedication to the property rights of owners in Texas, the South Texas Property Rights Association (STPRA) announced their endorsement of Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) in his current pursuit for re-election. More...

LAND DEVELOPERS ENDORSE GUILLEN
February 28, 2018
The Texas Land Developers Association (TLDA) has endorsed the re-election campaign of Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas). Like TLDA, Guillen promotes awareness of and advocates for the needs of developers in the Texas construction industry. More…

 

GUILLEN ENDORSED BY WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION

February 23, 2018
Recognizing his dedication to conserving wildlife and natural resources in Texas, the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) announced their endorsement of Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) in his current pursuit for re-election. More…

POLICE ASSOCIATION ENDORSE GUILLEN

February 23, 2018
The Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) has endorsed the re-election campaign of Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas). Like TMPA, Guillen promotes public safety so that South Texans can sleep safely at night. More…

MANUFACTURERS ENDORSE GUILLEN
February 20, 2018
The Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) has endorsed the re-election campaign of Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas). Like TAM, Guillen promotes and protects a pro-growth business environment to ensure a strong manufacturing sector and bring more good jobs to the district. More…

 

GUILLEN ENDORSED BY OIL AND GAS ASSOCIATION
February 20, 2018
As a longtime supporter of the oil and gas industry which has brought countless jobs to his district, the Texas Oil & Gas Association has announced their endorsement of Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) in his upcoming election. More…

GUILLEN CALLS FOR ANOTHER SPECIAL SESSION TO FIGHT FOR RETIRED TEACHERS

February 19, 2018

Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) has sent a letter to Governor Abbott urging him to call a special session of the legislature to consider legislation that would lower the cost of health care for retired teachers on the Teacher Retirement System's health coverage program, TRS-Care. More…

RIFLE ASSOCIATION ENDORSES GUILLEN
February 14, 2018
The Texas State Rifle Association has announced their endorsement of Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) as he seeks re-election in March. As an gun enthusiast, Guillen understands the importance of protecting the 2nd amendment and the rights to firearms. More…

 

GUILLEN ENDORSED BY TEXAS REALTORS
February 14, 2018
Citing his shared commitment to promoting and protecting private property ownership and rights and keeping homeownership affordable, the Texas Association of Realtors (TREPAC) has endorsed the re-election campaign of Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas). More…

 

GUILLEN ENDORSED BY FIREFIGHTERS
February 13, 2018
The Texas State Association of Firefighters (TSAFF) has endorsed the re-election campaign of Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) in support of his strong legislative record and consistent devotion to first responders and their families. More…

 

BUSINESS LEADERS PRAISE GUILLEN'S ACHIEVEMENTS
February 8, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is proud to announce that the Texas Association of Business (TAB) has named him a Fighter for Free Enterprise for his achievements in bringing jobs to Texas, promoting economic prosperity, and creating a thriving workforce. More…

 

GUILLEN FIGHTS TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE IN SOUTH TEXAS

February 7, 2018
The Texas Speech Language and Hearing Association has endorsed the re-election of Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) in a show of support for the Representative's work on behalf of speech, language, and hearing issues in South Texas. Guillen has also consistently fought to increase the access to healthcare and quality of healthcare in South Texas across all medical fields. More…

GUILLEN ENDORSED BY TEXAS THERAPISTS
February 7, 2018
The Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) has endorsed the re-election of Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) in a show of support for the Representative's work on behalf of speech, language, and hearing issues in South Texas. Guillen has also consistently fought to increase the access to healthcare and quality of healthcare in South Texas across all medical fields. More…

 

TEACHERS ENDORSE GUILLEN
February 5, 2018
As the son of teachers and as a former teacher himself, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is pleased and humbled that the Texas State Teacher's Association (TSTA) has endorsed his re-election campaign. More…

GUILLEN FIGHTS FOR TEXAS RANCHERS
February 1, 2018
As long as Texas ranchland faces challenges like chronic wasting disease and cattle fever ticks, Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) will continue his fight against such diseases. Ever since he was elected, the representative has fought for legislation to help protect wildlife and the nation's largest cattle industry. His efforts range from creating a system to identify and contain diseases that affect animals to providing relief to those in the industry that have been adversely affected. More…

GUILLEN HELPS ALLEVIATE TAX BURDEN
January 30, 2018
As tax season begins, Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) highlights some important tax cutting milestones he has accomplished in order to reduce the tax burden on South Texans. Over the past few years, Guillen has cut taxes over 50 times, and he played a critically important role in the passage of two major tax cuts, the homestead exemption and the franchise tax cut. More...

CONGRESS VOTES TO CONTINUE CHIP FUNDING

January 24, 2018

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) was pleased to announce that Congress has moved to continue funding the CHIP program for 6 more years. More…

SMALL BUSINESSES ENDORSE GUILLEN
January 18,  2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is honored to announce that the National Federation for Independent Business (NFIB) has endorsed his re-election campaign. More…

GUILLEN CUTS RED TAPE FOR VETERANS
January 3, 2018
Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is happy to announce that H.B. 1101, which he was an author of, has taken effect with the new year. The bill cuts red tape for disabled veterans by removing the previous requirement that disabled veterans re-apply every year for the tax exemption they qualify for through their disability. More…    

GUILLEN MAKES LOCAL CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS WISHES COME TRUE

December 21, 2017

Christmas time is here, but for some children this does not mean there will be a Christmas tree full of presents come December 25th. Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) did his best to make sure that all kids in Brooks County had a present under the tree by participating in the Falfurrias Toys for Tots toy drive last weekend while also applauding the progress being made to make sure these children do not lose their health insurance. More…

 

GUILLEN CELEBRATES THE OUTDOORS IN TEXAS

December 21, 2017

Now that the weather has finally cooled off, Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) encourages South Texans to get out and enjoy the many outdoor activities Texas has to offer. More…

 

GUILLEN PUTS KIDS FIRST

December 20, 2017

Christmas time is here, and Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is excited to spend the holidays with South Texans all over his 10-county district. More…

GUILLEN APPLAUDS PROGRESS TOWARDS RESTORING FUNDING FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE

December 19, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is pleased to announce that in response to intense pressure from around the country, including his office, Congress has allocated $135 million to make sure that the Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) in Texas has enough money to continue operating until Congress fully funds the plan sometime early next year. More…

GUILLEN ANNOUNCES RECORD NUMBER OF NEW DOCTORS

December 14, 2017
The Texas Medical Association recently announced a record number of new doctors in Texas. Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) was pleased to hear that more and more doctors are flocking to Texas and he hopes to capitalize on that success by bringing more doctors to underserved areas of the state. More…

GUILLEN ANNOUNCES REELECTION CAMPAIGN

December 14, 2017
Texas State Rep. Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is excited to officially begin his reelection campaign on behalf of rural South Texans. More…

 

GUILLEN PROTECTS MEDICAID RECIPIENTS CARE

November 7, 2017
Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is proud to announce that H.B. 3292, which he was an author of, has taken effect. The measure makes sure that individuals who are on Medicaid continue to receive care even if they have a brief income boost. More…

GUILLEN ENCOURAGES SOUTH TEXANS TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION

October 26, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) would like to remind everyone that early voting for the November 7th election has started, and to encourage all Texans to do their civic duty and vote. More…

GUILLEN FIGHTS FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION TREATMENT IN RURAL TEXAS

October 24, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is happy to announce that a bill he was an author of to encourage more health professionals to work in underserved areas in the state, H.B. 3083, has taken effect. More…

GUILLEN LEADS CHARGE TO IMPROVE TEXAS SCHOOLS

October 21, 2017

In a continuing effort to promote better schools in Texas, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) has become a founding member of the Green Schools Caucus within the Texas Legislature, and is promoting the Texas LoanSTAR Revolving Loan Program to encourage public institutions to undergo an energy efficient retrofit. More…

FREER, SAN DIEGO ISD's AWARDED $400,000 FROM GRANT GUILLEN HELPED CREATE

October 20, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) would like to congratulate both Freer ISD and San Diego ISD for each being awarded the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant. More…

 

GUILLEN HOPES TO LOWER TAXES FOR FAMILIES OF FALLEN FIRST RESPONDERS

October 20, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) was a sponsor of SJR 1, which gives Texans the opportunity to amend the Texas Constitution this November to reduce the tax burden on families of first responders lost in the line of duty. More…

GUILLEN HELPS SAN DIEGO POLICE WIN PUBLIC SAFETY GRANT

October 19, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is pleased to congratulate the City of San Diego and its police department on being awarded an $18,500 Border Star Grant to improve their ability to keep the city safe. More…

 

GUILLEN PROTECTS TEXAS ARMED SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

October 16, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is proud to announce that two measures he helped pass to improve the Texas Armed Services Scholarship are taking effect. More…

GUILLEN GIVES VETERANS BETTER ACCESS TO BENEFITS

October 9, 2017

State Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) sponsored and helped pass S.B. 544 earlier this year to assist veterans and their families in accessing the veteran benefits they deserve. More…

 

GUILLEN HELPS FIGHT OPIOID CRISIS

October 6, 2017

S.B. 1462, which Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) helped pass in 2015, makes the opioid overdose cure, "Naloxone," available for public access. More…

 

GUILLEN FIGHTS FOR TEXAS CHILDREN

October 5, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) has sent a letter to federal Senators and Congressmen encouraging them to renew and fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), slated to run out of funding early next year. More…

GUILLEN PROTECTS MILITARY RIGHTS

October 3, 2017
H.B. 3066, which Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) authored, helps ensure that Texas service members receive the same rights and benefits that federal military service members receive when on active duty. More…

GUILLEN HELPS RURAL HOSPITALS CARE FOR CHILDREN

September 29, 2017

H.B. 1697, which Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) co-authored, will help rural hospitals by creating a grant program that they can use to purchase telemedicine equipment and contract with pediatricians. More…

GUILLEN STRENGTHENS LANDOWNER REIMBURSEMENTS

September 26, 2017

As author of H.B. 2306, Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) says the new law was designed to prioritize landowners in the reimbursement process. More…

 

GUILLEN PROMOTES WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

September 26, 2017

As the author of H.B. 3049, Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) hopes to help young people get good paying jobs right out of high school. More…

GUILLEN ENSURES FOOD GOES TO HUNGRY, NOT TO WASTE

September 25, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is pleased to announce that S.B. 725 took effect at the beginning of this school year. Guillen was a sponsor of the bill, which allows schools to offer un-eaten cafeteria meals to hungry kids rather than throwing them away. More…

 

GUILLEN HELPS REFORM FOSTER CARE

September 22, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is proud to announce that several measures he was an author of to improve the foster care system are now taking effect. More…

GUILLEN FIGHTS FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTHCARE

September 22, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is pleased to announce that H.B. 10, which Guillen was an author of, designed to improve mental health treatment in Texas took effect earlier this month. More…

GUILLEN RECOGNIZED FOR COASTAL FISHING AND CONSERVATION EFFORTS

September 21, 2017

State Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) was honored by the Galveston Bay Foundation earlier this week for his work in passing H.B. 51 and H.B. 1724. More…

GUILLEN FIGHTS OFF COLLEGE FEES ON VETERANS

September 20, 2017

H.B. 846, which Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) was an author of, took effect with the start of the 2017-2018 school year. More…

GUILLEN CRACKS DOWN ON CYBERBULLYING

September 14, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is pleased to announce that S.B. 179 took effect at the start of this month. Guillen was a sponsor of the measure which strengthens anti-cyberbullying measures and helps protect victims of bullying. More…

GUILLEN SUPPORTS THE PROTECTION OF ELDERLY VOTERS

September 13, 2017

Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) is proud to announce the passage of two measures designed to aid elderly voters and protect them against fraud, H.B. 658 and S.B. 5. More…

GUILLEN FIGHTS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS

September 12, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is proud to announce that a measure to fund the testing of backlogged evidence kits from sexual assault survivors took effect this month. More…

GUILLEN SUPPORTS FRAUD PROTECTION FOR SENIORS

September 11,  2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is happy to announce that H.B. 3921 has taken effect, and says that the measure protects vulnerable seniors from financial fraud by establishing mandatory reporting for banks when financial abuse is suspected. More…

GUILLEN HELPS SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS

September 11, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) is proud to announce that H.B. 281, took effect Friday, September 1st. This measure, which Guillen helped author, establishes a statewide electronic tracking system for evidence collected in sexual assault cases. More…

 

GUILLEN FIGHTS FOR REDUCED WATER BILLS FOR ELDERLY

September 11, 2017

As an author of H.B. 1083, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) says the measure establishes a method in which utility companies can offer senior citizens a much needed lower rate on their water bills. More…

TAX EXEMPTION APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR DISABLED VETERANS EXTENDED

September 4, 2017

As a supporter of this bill, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) has aided in the security and justice of disabled veterans residing in Texas. More…

 

GUILLEN ANNOUNCES WINS FROM SPECIAL SESSION

August 31, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas), along with his fellow Representatives, ended the Special Session after passing important legislation on issues including reducing retired teacher's health insurance costs and increasing education funding. More…

GUILLEN LOTTERY WINNER ANONYMITY BILL TO BECOME LAW

August 30, 2017

As the author of the bill, Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) says H.B. 59 allows lottery prize winners the choice to remain anonymous and protect their identity from falling into the hands of bad actors.  More…

GUILLEN SUPPORTS VICTIMS OF HURRICANE HARVEY

August 29, 2017

Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) continues to closely monitor the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and offers support for any Texans who need it. More…

GUILLEN ANNOUNCES VICTORIES AS STUDENTS RETURN TO CLASS

August 29, 2017

As the end of summer nears and the fall begins, kids and teachers alike are preparing to go back to school. More…

 

GUILLEN ENCOURAGES TRAINING IN TRADE SKILLS

August 29, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D – Rural South Texas) is an author of H.B. 3349, which eases the path to teacher certification for individuals with extensive vocational experience. More…

GUILLEN WELCOMES NEW FALL CLASS OF INTERNS

August 23, 2017
Representative Ryan Guillen (D- Rural South Texas) looks forward to welcoming new staff to his office as work for the next legislative session begins. More…

GUILLEN HELPS PASS BILL IN HOUSE TO IMPROVE OVERSIGHT OF FEDERAL FUNDS

August 15, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is an author of H.B. 367, which passed out of the House this week, and requires federal money to be deposited in separate accounts rather than mixed with state funds. More…

GUILLEN BILL REVERSING CUTS TO ACUTE THERAPY SERVICES PASSES HOUSE, HEADS TO SENATE

August 4, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) is an author of H.B. 25, which would help restore funding for Medicaid pediatric acute care therapy and help ensure that Texas children with disabilities have access to the vital services they need. More…

 

H.B. 22 REVIVES ASATR FOR UNDERFUNDED SCHOOLS

August 2, 2017

Governor Abbott officially expanded his agenda for the special session to include a bill regarding Additional State Aid for Tax Relief (ASATR), a school funding issue that affects many schools by limiting state funds they have relied on for years. More…

GUILLEN APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF BILLS SEEKING TO HELP RETIRED TEACHERS

August 1, 2017

On Tuesday, August 1st, H.B. 20 and H.B. 80 passed the Texas House of Representatives. As an author of both measures, State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) welcomes and supports passage of these bills to provide relief for retired teacher healthcare costs. More…

GUILLEN FILES BILL TO GIVE PAY BUMP TO ACTIVE, RETIRED TEACHERS

July 19, 2017

Representative Ryan Guillen filed HB 181 to address teacher pay and the Teacher Retirement System during the upcoming Special Session of the Texas Legislature. More…

GUILLEN HELPS HOST OPERATION LONE STAR

July 17, 2017

In late July, State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) will help host Operation Lone star to provide free basic medical care, dental care, and vision exams to constituents across the district as part of an emergency preparedness training exercise. More…

GUILLEN HONORS BRAVE HEROES

July 10, 2017

On July 10th, Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen's (D-Rural South Texas) commended two AT&T technicians for their courageous efforts in rescuing two Duval County workers. More…

GUILLEN PROTECTS THE IDENTITY OF TEXAS LOTTERY WINNERS

June 30, 2017

Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) is the author of H.B. 59, which will allow lottery winners to claim prizes anonymously, reducing their risk of being targeted by criminals and enduring unwanted attention. More…

 

GUILLEN BILL ENDS AUTOMATIC WATER SAFETY BUDGET DIVERSIONS

June 29, 2017

State Representative Ryan Guillen's (D-Rural South Texas) H.B. 448 was signed by Governor Abbott on May 29th, 2017. More…

 

GUILLEN HELPS IMPROVE THE FAMILY COURT SYSTEM

June 29, 2017

State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) is an author of H.B. 7, which amends court procedures in cases related to child abuse and neglect, in order to streamline the length and complexity of the proceedings. More…

GUILLEN PASSES BILL IMPROVING VETERAN-TO-CIVILIAN ADJUSTMENT SERVICES

June 26, 2017

State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) was pleased to see that S.B. 544, which he sponsored and passed, was signed by Governor Abbot earlier this month. More…

GUILLEN BACK ON THE ROAD FOR SUMMER 2017 LISTENING TOUR

June 23, 2017

Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) is set to embark on his seasonal Listening Tour this summer, on July 8, 2017. More…

 

GUILLEN LOOKS FORWARD TO ADDRESSING SCHOOL FINANCE FIX IN SPECIAL SESSION

June 23, 2017

Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) looks forward to placing education finance reform at the top of his agenda going into the Special Session in July, after H.B. 21 was defeated in the Legislature. More…

GUILLEN IMPLORES GOVERNOR TO ADD ASATR GAP TO SPECIAL SESSION TOPICS

June 23, 2017

On June 21, Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) sent a letter to Governor Abbott, requesting that the special session call include Additional State Aid for Tax Relief for public schools. More…

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