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Rep. Troy Nehls

Representative for Texas’s 22nd District

pronounced troy // nelz

Nehls is the representative for Texas’s 22nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Nehls is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Nehls is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Nehls voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. 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. Troy Nehls [R-TX22]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Nehls 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 Nehls has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 28, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Troy Nehls sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Nehls sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (33%) Armed Forces and National Security (25%) Immigration (25%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Nehls recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Nehls voted Nay

Passed 338/73 on Jun 13, 2022.

Nehls voted Nay

Passed 369/42 on Jun 13, 2022.

Nehls voted Nay

Passed 329/88 on May 11, 2022.

Nehls voted Nay

Nehls voted Nay

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Nehls voted Nay

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Nehls voted Yea

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Jun 2022, Nehls missed 22 of 748 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is worse than 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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