Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas) was first sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 3, 2021, becoming only the second Republican woman from Texas to serve the House. She ran for her second term in 2022 with Trump’s endorsement and won again in the solidly Republican 24th Congressional District.
A former member of the Trump administration, Van Duyne worked as a regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Southwest Region from 2017–20. In that capacity, she helped develop opportunity zones in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, and led HUD’s disaster recovery efforts at the southwest border in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Prior to that, Van Duyne was the first woman elected as mayor of Irving, Texas, a position she held from 2011–17 after beginning her career in public service as an Irving City Council Representative from 2004–10.
In Congress, Van Duyne sits on the House Committee on Small Business, the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. She is also a member of the conservative Republican Study Committee.
After the 2020 presidential election, Van Duyne adhered to the GOP playbook by casting doubt on the legitimacy of Biden’s victory. She objected to certifying the Electoral College results and voted against both impeaching Trump for inciting the mob and establishing a special House committee to investigate the insurrection, among other measures.
January 6, 2021
- Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Van Duyne joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
- Van Duyne voted against impeaching Trump for his role in instigating the attack on Congress and the Capitol, and for fanning the flames once the riot broke out.
- Van Duyne voted against establishing a House committee to investigate the genesis of the assault that disrupted the certification process shortly after it began.
The Big Lie
- On Dec. 15, 2020, Van Duyne signed a group letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) calling for a congressional investigation of the “reported gross violations of our elections process” following the 2020 election. “I have signed a letter with 25 fellow @GOP Congressmen-elect to demand an investigation of the irregularities in November’s election,” she announced on Twitter.
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