Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz

Republican, Texas
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Votes for Children


Bill Sponsored or Cosponsored


Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Cruz represents a state with a child poverty rate of 21.1 percent. 9.1 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 22.5 percent are food insecure, and 11.2 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Cruz has taken 2 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 1 bill to help children. Sen. Cruz has taken 10 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Cruz has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1519 the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1644 the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1752 the A PLUS Act.

  • co-sponsored S.202 the SHUSH Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2630 the Davis-Bacon Repeal Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2869 the Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2996 the Head Start Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3139 the Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act.

  • co-sponsored S.69 the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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