Coleman Chronicle
September 2020
09/04Working for Workers this Labor Day / COVID-19 Resources and more
August 2020
08/28Good Job TX House Democrats / Trump's Racist Policies Have to Go / COVID-19 resources and more
08/21Everyone Counts / TX House Dem Incumbents Fundraiser / COVID-19 resources and more
08/14Criminal Justice Reform Update / Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice / COVID-19 resources and more
08/07Be Ready To Vote / COVID-19 resources
July 2020
07/24Time For Action / Harris County Elections Administrator / Updated COVID-19 resources
07/17Say Her Name, Remembering Sandra Bland & Stopping the Pandemic of Racism / COVID-19 Resources
07/10Last Day To Early Vote / TAMU to analyze racial profiling data / COVID-19 resources
07/03UH Contact Tracer Program
June 2020
06/26Early Voting Starts Monday/ Racial Health Disparities Panel / COVID-19 resources
06/19Happy Juneteenth / Long Days of Summer / COVID-19 resources
06/12Policy for Justice / COVID-19 Resources
06/05While Trump Divides—Biden Unites / RIP Shepherd Manson B. Johnson II / Updated COVID-19 Information
May 2020
05/29Remembering Keith Wade / George Floyd & Criminal Justice Reform / COVID-19 Resources
05/22Democrats Push for More COVID-19 Relief / Updated COVID-19 Resources
05/15Abbott is Following Trump Instead of Doctors and Data
05/08Too Much, Too Fast
05/01Putting the Cart In-front of the Horse / Updated COVID-19 resources
April 2020
04/24All Texans Need The Option To Vote By Mail / Updated COVID-19  resources
04/17Legislative Work on Racial Health Disparities / HDC Press Call / Updated COVID-19 Resources
04/10COVID-19 Reveals Racial Health Disparities / COVID-19 Updates: Jails, Small Business, and More
04/03COVID-19 and Jails/ Updated resources
March 2020
03/27STAY HOME, WORK SAFE/ Updated Coronavirus news and resources
03/20Rep. Coleman Calls for Universal Coverage for Coronavirus Treatment / Coronavirus news and resources
03/13Coronavirus Update
03/13Thank you for Voting & Joint Hearing Announcement / ACA Update / Coronavirus Hearing and Info
February 2020
02/21Remember to Early Vote and more
02/14Houston Chronicle Endorsement, Early Voting starts Tomorrow, and more
02/03TODAY is the Deadline to Register to Vote in Time for March Presidential Primaries / Policy Spotlight: Voting Rights / Endorsement Round-Up
January 2020
01/24Remembering Dr. MLK / Endorsement Round-Up / Register to Vote for Presidential Primaries
01/17Judge Halts TEA Takeover of HISD / Rep. Coleman Receives Endorsements / Join Us: 24th Annual MLK Day Celebration at the Children's Museum of Houston
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Garnet F. Coleman represents Texas House District 147. Elected in 1991, Coleman has earned a reputation as a leader in the areas of healthcare, economic development, criminal justice, and education. He is currently the Chairman of the Texas House Committee on County Affairs and the senior ranking member of the Committee on Public Health. Coleman also served as a member of the House Select Committee for Opioid and Substance Abuse during the 85th Legislative Session and is currently serving on the House Select Committee on Health Care Costs.

For many years Representative Coleman has been deeply committed to expanding access to healthcare for all Texans. To further this goal he served as a member of President Obama’s State Legislators for Health Reform, which is a working group of 32 state legislators dedicated to advancing the need for health reform in their communities.

Some of his most significant legislative accomplishments include joint authoring legislation that simplified access to children’s Medicaid for more than 600,000 children in Texas who were eligible for the program but were not enrolled because of bureaucratic barriers. He also helped secure an increase of $161.5 million for at-risk child care services and joint-authored legislation that created the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Texas, which makes low-cost health insurance available to more than 400,000 children from working families. Representative Coleman also passed the Sandra Bland Act which included de-escalation training for officers, improving the process to make a complaint or compliment of an officer, jail diversion, jail safety, improved data collection, and improvements to mental healthcare.

Representative Coleman’s legislative efforts have been recognized in numerous ways. On two occasions, he was named to the prestigious Texas Monthly Ten Best Legislators List and in 2005 he received the Eli Lilly Reintegration Award for his efforts to increase services and decrease the stigma associated with mental illness. He has also been awarded the American Psychiatric Association Jacob R. Javits Public Service Award.