Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Aug 23, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Henry Cuellar sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Defense
Cuellar was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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: Fix NICS Act of 2017
- H.R. 5591 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 N US Highway 83 in Zapata, Texas, as the “Zapata Veterans Post Office”.
Does 17 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. 2522: HUMANE Act of 2019
- H.R. 2335: Border Patrol Pay Security Act of 2019
- H.Res. 287: Condemning the President’s threat to shut down the United States-Mexico border to the ...
- H.R. 951: United States-Mexico Tourism Improvement Act of 2019
- H.R. 132: North American Development Bank Improvement Act of 2019
- H.R. 133: United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act
- H.R. 5280: To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria ...
From Jan 2005 to Jul 2019, Cuellar missed 179 of 10,604 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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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