Cuellar is the representative for Texas’s 28th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 4, 2005. Cuellar is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Cuellar.
Cuellar 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 Cuellar has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jul 27, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Henry Cuellar sits on the following committees:
Cuellar was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 132 (116th): North American Development Bank Improvement Act of 2019
- H.R. 1210 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 W. Goodwin Street, Pleasanton, Texas, as the “Pleasanton Veterans Post Office”.
- H.R. 1211 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 400 N. Main Street, Encinal, Texas, as the “Encinal Veterans Post Office”.
- H.R. 1207 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the “Tilden Veterans Post Office”.
- H.R. 1209 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the “Mission Veterans Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1208 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the “Converse Veterans Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4434 (115th): Fix NICS Act of 2017
Does 18 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Cuellar sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Cuellar’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3897: H–2B Returning Worker Exception Act of 2021
- H.R. 3578: United States-Mexico Electricity Exchange Act
- H.R. 3028: LPOE Modernization Trust Fund Act
- H.R. 2839: Bipartisan Border Solutions Act of 2021
- H.R. 2723: United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act of 2021
- H.R. 2359: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess ...
- H.R. 2137: Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Law Enforcement Protection Act
From Jan 2005 to Jul 2021, Cuellar missed 186 of 11,287 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. 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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