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)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Cruz for more statistics.
Ted Cruz sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Member, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest
- Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution
- Joint Economic Committee
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Cruz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Cruz’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3346: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2016
- S. 3284: Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2016
- S. 3034: Protecting Internet Freedom Act
- S. 2790: Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2016
- S. 2537: PLO Accountability Act
- S. 2538: A bill to provide resources and incentives for the enforcement of immigration laws ...
- S. 2455: Educational Freedom Accounts Act
View All » (including bills from previous years)
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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