Sen. Ted Cruz

Senator from Texas, Republican

Cruz, a Republican, has been the Junior senator from Texas since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Cruz has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

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

Committee Membership

Ted Cruz sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cruz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (30%) Immigration (21%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Health (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Taxation (9%) Families (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Feb 2016, Cruz missed 140 of 1,013 roll call votes, which is 13.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: