Texas Legislative Committee Assignments 113th

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced that the Committee will convene Tuesday, January 22 at 12:30 pm for an organizational meeting where committee rules for the 113th Congress will be approved. These rules contain no significant revisions from the committee’s rules in the previous Congress. The rules proposal for the 113th is available here.

Issa, today, also unveiled the Majority subcommittee assignments for the 113th Congress.

“This team is enthusiastic about the Oversight Committee’s mission of ensuring a transparent and accountable government for the American people,” Issa said. “These individuals will work tirelessly to identify and eliminate government waste, fraud, and abuse.”

Organizational Meeting Details:

Full Committee Organization Meeting to Vote on Committee Rules for 113th Congress will occur on Tuesday, January 22 at 12:30 pm in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building and streaming online here.

The full list of Majority subcommittee assignments is as follows:

Government Operations:
Chairman: John Mica (FL)
Michael Turner (OH)
Justin Amash (MI)
Thomas Massie (KY)
Mark Meadows (NC)

Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs:
Chairman: Jim Jordan (OH)
John Duncan (TN)
Patrick McHenry (NC)
Paul Gosar (AZ)
Patrick Meehan (PA)
Scott DesJarlais (TN)
Doc Hastings (WA)
Cynthia Lummis (WY)
Doug Collins (GA)
Mark Meadows (NC)
Kerry Bentivolio (MI)
Ron DeSantis (FL)

National Security:
Chairman: Jason Chaffetz (UT)
John Mica (FL)
John Duncan (TN)
Justin Amash (MI)
Paul Gosar (AZ)
Trey Gowdy (SC)
Cynthia Lummis (WY)
Rob Woodall (GA)
Kerry Bentivolio (MI)

Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements:
Chairman: James Lankford (OK)
Patrick McHenry (NC)
Jim Jordan (OH)
Jason Chaffetz (UT)
Tim Walberg (MI)
Patrick Meehan (PA)
Scott DesJarlais (TN)
Blake Farenthold (TX)
Doc Hastings (WA)
Rob Woodall (GA)
Thomas Massie (KY)

Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and the Census:
Chairman: Blake Farenthold (TX)
Tim Walberg (MI)
Trey Gowdy (SC)
Doug Collins (GA)
Ron DeSantis (FL)


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Cruz.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cruz is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Cruz has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Ted Cruz sits on the following committees:

  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    • Chair, 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
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Joint Economic Committee
  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

Enacted Legislation

Cruz was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cruz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (33%)Immigration (16%)Government Operations and Politics (14%)Health (11%)Taxation (9%)Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)Science, Technology, Communications (5%)Energy (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cruz’s VoteVote Description
Yea H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed 65/34.
This vote turned H.R 22, originally the Hire More Heroes Act, into the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647), a major bipartisan transportation bill, and the Export-Import Bank Reform and ...
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed 81/17.
The Every Child Achieves Act is a bipartisan educational policy reform bill that would expand state responsibility over schools, provide grants to charter schools, and reduce the federal test-based accountability system of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The bill was referred to the ...
Yea H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Nay H.R. 3979 (113th): Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 12, 2014. Motion Agreed to 89/11.
This bill became, most recently, the vehicle for the passage of the defense authorization (spending) bill for fiscal year 2015. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Lou Barletta as the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It was passed by the House in ...
Nay H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Nay H.R. 4302 (113th): Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
Mar 31, 2014. Bill Passed 64/35.
Section 212 of this bill pushed back the deadline to implement the ICD-10 code set to October 1, 2015. The Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013, which would prevent ICD-10 from being implemented at all without further Congressional approval, has been introduced in House and ...
Nay H.R. 3304 (113th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Dec 19, 2013. Motion Agreed to 84/15.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Mar 2018, Cruz missed 218 of 1,533 roll call votes, which is 14.2%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

Show the numbers...

Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2013 Jan-Mar9211.1%62nd
2013 Apr-Jun7611.3%36th
2013 Jul-Sep4312.3%73rd
2013 Oct-Dec801316.3%95th
2014 Jan-Mar9300.0%0th
2014 Apr-Jun1231411.4%90th
2014 Jul-Sep5411.9%61st
2014 Nov-Dec961313.5%93rd
2015 Jan-Mar1352115.6%98th
2015 Apr-Jun853237.6%99th
2015 Jul-Sep52713.5%91st
2015 Oct-Dec672029.9%97th
2016 Jan-Mar383694.7%98th
2016 Apr-Jun794455.7%98th
2016 Jul-Sep3412.9%61st
2016 Nov-Dec1218.3%90th
2017 Jan-Mar10133.0%86th
2017 Apr-Jun5411.9%62nd
2017 Jul-Sep5300.0%0th
2017 Oct-Dec11732.6%79th
2018 Jan-Mar49510.2%92nd

Primary Sources

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Ted Cruz is pronounced:

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