Friday, February 3, 2012

Rep. Guillen Recognized for Latest Efforts

On Jan. 24th, State Representative Ryan Guillen (D-Starr County) was recognized by Texas Impact, a faith-based non-profit group, at the State Capitol for his work during the 82nd legislative session to champion community faith-based initiatives. Texas Impact presented him with the Legislative Leadership Award for successfully passing House Bill 2610, making it easier for individuals to apply for a wide variety of state public assistance benefits.

"With the passage of this bill, our state will be able to reduce administrative costs and get more resources to those who need them the most in our communities," emphasized Rep. Guillen. "I am deeply grateful for the continued support I've  received from the dedicated staff of Texas Impact, and I look forward to working with them on future initiatives."

House Bill 2610 establishes a statewide online community-based navigator system in which volunteers will assist individuals seeking or applying for public assistance benefits  through the Texas Integrated Redesign System (TIERS). Through the web portal, the state's online enrollment system applicants and community-based helpers will be able to electronically submit all parts of an application for many public benefits programs, including required documentation.

Texas Impact focuses on  public policy analysis, principled legislative advocacy to work for justice, freedom, and economic opportunity for all Texans. Texas Impact accomplishes its mission by developing grassroots networks in local communities and mobilizing them to advocate with their legislators on specific issues. For more information please visit,

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