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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 is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Crenshaw is among the Republican legislators who, by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election, fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 that aimed to prevent the determination of the next president of the United States. Shortly after the 2020 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 discounted, claiming that some voters there followed procedures set by the wrong state officials. The case amplified lies and conspiracy theories that fueled the movement that led to the attack on the Capitol. The Supreme Court rejected the case. Following the rejection of several cases before the Supreme Court, one legislator called for violence.
Photo of Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX2]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Crenshaw.

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 Feb 24, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

The Club for Growth: 78% League of Conservation Voters: 10% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Crenshaw sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (33%) Armed Forces and National Security (22%) Emergency Management (22%) International Affairs (22%)

Recent Bills

Some of Crenshaw’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

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

Failed 269/147 on May 28, 2020.

Crenshaw voted Aye

Passed 272/158 on Jul 25, 2019.

Crenshaw voted Yea

Failed 268/154 on Jul 23, 2019.

Crenshaw voted Yea

Crenshaw voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Feb 2021, Crenshaw missed 19 of 994 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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