Congressional Report Card

Looking at how effective our congress is. We evaluated all congress-persons from the 113, 114, and 115th sessions up congress gave them a grade based on their relative ranking compared to their peers.

Range breakdowns are as follows:
A range = 8%, B range = 22%, C range = 36%, D = 18%, F = 16% (Note: Average = C grade, A being best, F being worst)

Grades are calculated based on rankings that take into account committee membership, committee leadership, voting alignment (bipartisan voting strategies favored), votes missed (high # of votes missed penalized), bills sponsored, and bills sponsored that passed.
All data was collected from ProPublica's congress API

Created by Abhinav Suri, Katie Jiang, Lutong Cai, and Loujeine Boutar

Ted Cruz

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State TX
Effectiveness Score B
Committees

Committee Rank: 20/530

Committee Chair Rank: 88/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
Joint Economic Committee JSEC Member 5
Senate Committee on Armed Services SSAS Member 11
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation SSCM Member 4
Senate Committee on the Judiciary SSJU Member 6
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration SSRA Member 6
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 79.71% (114th congress. Rank is 14/537)
95.48% (115th congress. Rank is 351/537)
Missed Votes 162 (114th congress. Rank is 139/537)
12 (115th congress. Rank is 109/537)
Bills Sponsored 3 (Bill ranking is 537/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
s2577-113 A bill to require the Secretary of State to offer rewards totaling up to $5,000,000 for information on the kidnapping and murder of Naftali Fraenkel, a dual United States-Israeli citizen, that began on June 12, 2014. 113 senate True 2014-07-29 False
s2195-113 A bill to deny admission to the United States to any representative to the United Nations who has engaged in espionage activities against the United States, poses a threat to United States national security interests, or has engaged in a terrorist activity against the United States. 113 senate True 2014-04-10 2014-04-07 2014-04-10
s2195-113 A bill to deny admission to the United States to any representative to the United Nations who has engaged in espionage activities against the United States, poses a threat to United States national security interests, or has engaged in a terrorist activity against the United States. 113 house True 2014-04-10 2014-04-07 2014-04-10