Rep. Henry Cuellar

Representative from Texas’s 28th District, Democrat

Cuellar, a Democrat, has been the representative for Texas's 28th congressional district since Jan 4, 2005 (next election in 2016) (map).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Cuellar has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cuellar is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Henry Cuellar sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cuellar sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (73%) Immigration (27%)

Recent Bills

Some of Cuellar’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2005 to Apr 2016, Cuellar missed 159 of 8,437 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 4 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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