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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…

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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