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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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)

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 (28%) Immigration (20%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) 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

Key Votes

Cruz’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Not Voting S. 2012: Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Apr 20, 2016. Bill Passed.
Not Voting S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Dec 9, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
May 22, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2016, Cruz missed 206 of 1,152 roll call votes, which is 17.9%. 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: