Sen. Ted Cruz [R]

Senator from Texas

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2013-2018 Senator Texas

2014 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 (31%) Immigration (18%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Taxation (10%) Health (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Families (6%) Energy (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Nov 2015, Cruz missed 121 of 967 roll call votes, which is 12.5%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% 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: