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Rep. Dan Crenshaw

Representative for Texas’s 2nd District

pronounced dan // KREN-shaw

Crenshaw is the representative for Texas’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Crenshaw’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Crenshaw is among the Republican legislators who participated in President Trump’s months-long, multifarious attempted coup during the 2020 presidential election and culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. Shortly after the election, Crenshaw joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX2]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Crenshaw 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 Crenshaw has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 22, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Dan Crenshaw sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Crenshaw sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (19%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Immigration (12%) International Affairs (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Energy (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Crenshaw recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Crenshaw voted Nay

Passed 400/31 on Sep 30, 2022.

Crenshaw voted Yea

Crenshaw voted Yea

Crenshaw voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Crenshaw voted Nay

Passed 373/52 on Dec 8, 2021.

Crenshaw voted Nay

Crenshaw voted Nay

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Crenshaw voted Yea

Crenshaw voted Yea

Crenshaw voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Crenshaw voted Yea

Crenshaw voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Nov 2022, Crenshaw missed 37 of 1,871 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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