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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 whose attempt to disenfranchise Democratic states in the 2020 presidential election was a part of the months-long attempted coup that included the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. 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 based on lies, conspiracy theories, 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.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In September 2021, Crenshaw was accused of failing to complete security screening to enter the House Floor. He has 30 days to file an appeal.

Sep. 24, 2021 House Committee on Ethics notified Crenshaw of a fine for failing to complete security screening to enter the House Floor.
Photo of Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX2]


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 Oct 15, 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%

Committee Membership

Dan Crenshaw sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Crenshaw sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Health (12%) Energy (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) International Affairs (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

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

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

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Oct 2021, Crenshaw missed 29 of 1,269 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. 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

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