Representative Garnet Coleman

Representative Garnet Coleman Representative Garnet F. Coleman has served the people of District 147 in the Texas House of Representatives since 1991, earning a reputation as a leader in the areas of health care, economic development, criminal justice, and education.

Garnet F. Coleman has served the people of District 147 in the Texas House of Representatives continuously since 1991. Throughout his years of service, Representative Coleman has earned a reputation as a diligent leader in the areas of health care, economic development and education. He is currently the Senior ranking member of the Public Health Committee as well as the Chairman of the County Affa

Garnet F. Coleman has served the people of District 147 in the Texas House of Representatives continuously since 1991. Throughout his years of service, Representative Coleman has earned a reputation as a diligent leader in the areas of health care, economic development and education. He is currently the Senior ranking member of the Public Health Committee as well as the Chairman of the County Affa

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I will not be seeking re-election this coming year. Thank you all for your years of support. #txlege
11/18/2021

I will not be seeking re-election this coming year. Thank you all for your years of support. #txlege

I will not be seeking re-election this coming year. Thank you all for your years of support. #txlege

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07/26/2021

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Join us tonight to learn more about the efforts by our Democratic State House delegation to protect your right to vote.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3iiL8ej

As Texas Legislative Study Group chair, I am proud to join with Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner, Mexica...
07/12/2021

As Texas Legislative Study Group chair, I am proud to join with Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner, Mexican American Legislative Caucus Chair Rafael Anchía, Texas Legislative Black Caucus Chair Nicole Collier, and Dean Senfronia Thompson in the following statement.

As Texas Legislative Study Group chair, I am proud to join with Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner, Mexican American Legislative Caucus Chair Rafael Anchía, Texas Legislative Black Caucus Chair Nicole Collier, and Dean Senfronia Thompson in the following statement.

The Texas Legislative Study Group Joins Democratic House Members, Legislative Caucuses, State Employees and the Texas AF...
06/25/2021
LSG Joins Democratic House Members, Legislative Caucuses, State Employees and the Texas AFL-CIO in Petition to Stop Governor Abbott's Unconstitutional Veto of the Legislature.

The Texas Legislative Study Group Joins Democratic House Members, Legislative Caucuses, State Employees and the Texas AFL-CIO in Petition to Stop Governor Abbott's Unconstitutional Veto of the Legislature:
https://conta.cc/3gUhAnK

LSG Joins Democratic House Members, Legislative Caucuses, State Employees and the Texas AFL-CIO in Petition to Stop Governor Abbott's Unconstitutional Veto of the Legislature. Members Rep. Alma Allen

“I would like to thank you for taking the initiative to use the funds to create the Office of Health Equity Policy and P...
06/24/2021
Texas Officials Are Creating An Agency Focused On Health Equity

“I would like to thank you for taking the initiative to use the funds to create the Office of Health Equity Policy and Performance (OHEPP),” he wrote. “Like the office I envisioned in my bill, the OHEPP will have a cross-system approach and work with local health agencies to look at vulnerable populations (including along the lines of race and ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, geography, etc) to ensure that Texas has a more proactive and unified strategy in working towards health equity.”

Click below for the full story: https://www.kut.org/health/2021-06-23/texas-officials-are-creating-an-agency-focused-on-health-equity

The agency would work to eliminate health disparities in the state when it comes to race, ethnicity and geography, among other things.

In this week's Coleman Chronicle: Happy Juneteenth / ACA Once Again Upheld by the Supreme Court / Texas Monthly Best Leg...
06/18/2021
Happy Juneteenth / ACA Once Again Upheld by the Supreme Court / Texas Monthly Best Legislators / Bill Updates

In this week's Coleman Chronicle: Happy Juneteenth / ACA Once Again Upheld by the Supreme Court / Texas Monthly Best Legislators / Bill Updates and more

Click here to read it: https://mailchi.mp/house/1-1245879

This story telling bluesman boasts gritty, sensuous vocals and impressive harmonica chops that wow audiences wherever he goes! This revered legend, well past 80 years of age, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever.

06/17/2021

Once again the ACA has stood up to a Republican legal challenge. It is well overdue for Texas to expand Medicaid to help over a million Texans get access to quality healthcare.

Join the Miller Outdoor Theatre this Saturday at 8:30pm for A Gulf Coast Juneteenth featuring Bobby Rush.More informatio...
06/14/2021
You're Invited: Juneteenth Celebration

Join the Miller Outdoor Theatre this Saturday at 8:30pm for A Gulf Coast Juneteenth featuring Bobby Rush.

More information here: mailchi.mp/house/1-1245871

This story telling bluesman boasts gritty, sensuous vocals and impressive harmonica chops that wow audiences wherever he goes! This revered legend, well past 80 years of age, is bigger and badder and bolder than ever.

In this week's Coleman Chronicle: Covering Costs of CareClick here to read it: mailchi.mp/house/1-1245863
06/11/2021
Covering Costs of Care

In this week's Coleman Chronicle:
Covering Costs of Care

Click here to read it: mailchi.mp/house/1-1245863

05/08/2021

In this week's Coleman Chronicle:
Office for Health Equity / Texas and the American Families Plan, and more

Click here to read it: https://mailchi.mp/house/1-1245827

My thanks to Rep. Julie Johnson and Rep. Bobby Guerra for joining me today as well as to all who watched. I hope to see ...
04/22/2021

My thanks to Rep. Julie Johnson and Rep. Bobby Guerra for joining me today as well as to all who watched.

I hope to see this amendment to reduce the number of uninsured in Texas adopted.

My thanks to Rep. Julie Johnson and Rep. Bobby Guerra for joining me today as well as to all who watched.

I hope to see this amendment to reduce the number of uninsured in Texas adopted.

03/25/2021

HAPPENING NOW: I am laying out HB 2317 in the County Affairs committee which I chair. HB 2317 aims to increase affordable housing in Harris County.

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Representative Garnet Coleman is a giant of the Texas Legislature and a tireless advocate for expanding health care coverage. I am honored to have his endorsement and support for my re-election in 2022, and his partnership now and in the future.
Representative Garnet Coleman is a giant of the Texas Legislature and a tireless advocate for expanding health care coverage. I am honored to have his endorsement and support for my re-election in 2022, and his partnership now and in the future.
Sen. Borris Miles Statement on Chair Garnet Coleman's Retirement "Our community will be losing one of its strongest and most effective voices when Chair Garnet Coleman retires at the end of his term. He has been a tireless advocate for those that need a voice in this state. Rep. Coleman and I have known each other since we were teenagers; for me, he has been a trusted friend and a valuable mentor in the Legislature. His work in creating the CHIP program and improving the state's mental health policies have changed Texas for the better. His legislation has literally improved the lives of millions of Texans. Although I may no longer see him in the halls of the Capitol in Austin, I look forward to his continued work in Houston to improve our community. I will continue to seek his counsel as we try to solve the many problems facing our state."
Thank you to my dear friend Representative Garnet Coleman for his 30 years of dedicated public service in the Texas House of Representatives. I am personally grateful for his decades of service and support. He has made a lasting impact throughout his time in office, and his legacy will live on through his work around fighting for quality healthcare for all and so much more.
MALC Responds to Chairman Representative Garnet Coleman’s Retirement: “Chairman Garnet Coleman has transformed the state of Texas and his service made Texas a better place for our families. For three decades, Chairman Coleman has brought the voices of all Texans to the Texas House. Through his leadership, devotion, and policymaking expertise, he secured Medicaid and CHIP programs for our state and directly helped shape the Affordable Care Act, improving the lives of millions of Texans. “While Chairman Coleman’s retirement is a loss for the Legislature, we are certain that he will continue to shape the future of Texas,” said Rafael Anchía Texas Legislative Study Group
Happy Monday! It's a great day to register for the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs Healthy Parents, Healthy Kids Conference on Thursday! Donna Howard, State Representative Toni Rose - Texas Representative Garnet Coleman & State Representative Shawn Thierry will be there to discuss the #txlege. We hope you can join! Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-shEQS_rjb2YNU3EicXtI3VASlT3wGQHX6Nj84XxoHN804g/viewform
Wake up, people! Mayor Sylvester Turner and Representative Garnet Coleman are both using your affordable housing tax dollars to line the pockets of their developer friends! Why is the "Affordable Housing Think Tank" still under construction at Elgin & Ennis while they still haven't broken ground on the vast majority of affordable housing lots in Third Ward? Check out who the developers are and see which political campaigns they donated to! "Mayor Sylvester Turner fired his director of housing and community development Tuesday after he accused the mayor of a “charade” bidding process to funnel city money to a particular developer.... In a series of memos and other documents released by McCasland to city councilmembers, he says his office recommended the mayor move forward with four projects with a combined cost of $16.2 million in city dollars and provide 362 affordable units. But he says the mayor chose to go with the single Huntington project at a cost of $15 million and 88 affordable units." #TeamMcCasland
Thank you so much for returning so the GOP could strip women of the right to make a personal choice concerning their body and their life. Thank you so much for returning so the GOP could ensure voting would be further suppressed. I'm sure the GOP were elated you returned. Perhaps you should change your affiliation.
State Representatives Garnet Coleman, Ana Hernandez, and Armando Walle Address Return to Austin for Special Session.
Midtown Houston Redevelopment Authority and their realtor ARVO Realty Advisors conveniently overlook the fact that their $30 million tax-funded boondoggle is in THIRD WARD. But, hey, they'll have a panoramic view of Midtown, Eado, and The Galleria! Thanks, Representative Garnet Coleman, you're doing a heckuva job saving Third Ward! We thought you were paying One World Strategy Group lobbyist Jeri Brooks the big bucks to catch this kind of blatant disregard for the community before it goes public?
“[W]hen people do things that go to the Nth degree on bad you have to do go to the Nth degree to stop it,” says Texas State Representative Garnet Coleman about Texas House Democrats leaving the state to break quorum. Coleman says he’s still doing his part, but staying in Texas, after emergency surgery.