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Rep. Beth Van Duyne

Representative for Texas’s 24th District

pronounced beth // van dīn

Van Duyne is the representative for Texas’s 24th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2021. Van Duyne is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 52 years old.

Photo of Rep. Beth Van Duyne [R-TX24]
Elections must be decided by counting votes

Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided by themselves rather than by voters. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.

Van Duyne was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Van Duyne voted to skip Arizona and/or Pennsylvania in the counting of presidential electors, states which returned certified results for Trump’s opponent. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors. President Trump was indicted in 2023 for soliciting the Vice President to subvert Congress’s certification of the election and his role in the fraudulent slates of electors and the insurrection at the Capitol.


On May 20, 2021, Rep. Van Duyne failed to wear a mask on the House floor and was fined. On May 24th, Van Duyne appealed and on June 25, the Committee rejected the appeal.

May. 20, 2021 House Committee on Ethics received notification that Van Duyne had been fined by the Sergeant at Arms
May. 24, 2021 Van Duyne appealed the fine.
Jun. 25, 2021 House Committee on Ethics rejected Van Duyne's appeal


Van Duyne proposed $34 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • $5 million to City of Keller for “Alta Vista Drinking Water Line Replacement Project”
  • $5 million to DFW Airport for “Terminal D SMART Building Controls & Energy Efficiency Enhancements”
  • $5 million to City of Southlake for “Brumlow Avenue”

These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.

Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Van Duyne.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Van Duyne is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Van Duyne has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 26, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Beth Van Duyne sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Van Duyne sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (22%) Taxation (14%) Education (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Immigration (11%) Health (8%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Van Duyne recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

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Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Sep 2023, Van Duyne missed 4 of 1,453 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: