February 13, 2019


AUSTIN — State Rep. Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) was appointed Chairman of the House Committee on Resolutions Calendars, Vice Chair of the House Committee Ways and Means, and a senior member on the House Committee for Licensing & Administrative procedures. Now on some of the most powerful committees in the Texas House, Guillen expressed his appreciation to the Speaker and dedication to serve the state in these leadership roles. 

"It is a privilege to be appointed to leadership roles on these vital committees and to tackle some of the most preeminent issues facing our state.” said Guillen. “I have been entrusted with the amazing responsibilities to fight for South Texas and Texas at large, and I will not betray the trust placed on me”


The House Committee on Resolutions Calendars consist of eleven members and has jurisdiction over all procedures for expediting the business of the house, ensuring maximum efficiency and orderliness. This includes determining priorities for floor consideration of resolutions.

The House Committee on Ways and Means has eleven member and has jurisdiction over all bills and resolutions proposing to raise state revenue or proposing to levy state taxes or other fees, and all proposals to modify, amend, or change any existing state tax or revenue statute. The Committee has oversight over the Office of Multistate Tax Compact Commissioner for Texas and the Comptroller of Public Accounts.


The House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures has eleven members and jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to business, industries, general trades and occupations regulated by the state, including gaming industries and the sale of intoxicating beverages. It has oversight over numerous state boards, such as the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, and regulation agencies, such as the Texas Lottery Commission and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.


Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at,, and