2020 September Online Membership Meeting featuring Congressman Dan Crenshaw
September 17, 2020
Online Via Zoom
We had a great conversation with Congressman Dan Crenshaw at our online September Membership Meeting! We discussed the current activity in D.C., the state of U.S. politics, and issues that affect our members, including protests and climate change. Plus, we gave 10 lucky attendees a signed copy of his book, Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage. Thank you to Congressman Crenshaw, our attendees, and our sponsor, ISS, for making it a great event! Stay tuned for more webinars coming soon.
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About Representative Dan Crenshaw
Originally from the Houston area, Rep. Dan Crenshaw is a proud 6th generation Texan. From an early age, Dan knew that he wanted to serve his country with the most elite fighting force in history: the U.S. Navy SEALs. After graduating SEAL training,
Dan deployed to Fallujah, Iraq to join SEAL Team Three, his first of five deployments overseas.
On Dan’s third deployment in 2012, he was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was evacuated and awoke from his medically induced coma learning that his right eye had been destroyed in the blast and his left eye
was badly damaged. After several difficult surgeries and months of fighting a tough diagnosis, Dan eventually regained sight in his left eye, and went on to deploy twice more, first back to the Middle East in 2014 and then South Korea in 2016.
Dan was medically retired in September of 2016 as a Lieutenant Commander after serving ten years in the SEAL Teams. He left service with two Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, among others. Soon
after, Dan completed his Master’s in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Dan then returned to Houston, where his community was hit by Hurricane Harvey. This inspired him to do more for his community. Dan and his wife
Tara decided that the best way to serve the people of Texas would be in elected office.
In November 2018, Dan was elected to represent the people of Texas’s Second Congressional District. In Congress, he was appointed to the Homeland Security Committee and the Budget Committee. He was also named Ranking Member of the Oversight, Management,
and Accountability Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee. Through his work on these committees he is focused on border security, disaster relief funding, port security, cutting frivolous spending and implementing fiscally responsible policies.