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).



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Cruz for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Ted Cruz sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cruz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (27%) Immigration (20%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Health (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Taxation (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%) Families (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Cruz missed 205 of 1,141 roll call votes, which is 18.0%. 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: