Ted Cruz

United States Senator from Texas

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Name: Ted Cruz

Office Title: United States Senator from Texas

First Elected: 11/06/2012

Last Elected:

Office Address:

Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Heidi; 2 Children: Caroline, Catherine

Date of Birth: 12/22/1970

Place of Birth: Calgary, Canada

Home City: Houston, TX

Religion: Southern Baptist


National Key Votes
Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 14, 2014 S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 45) Nay
Dec. 18, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (64 - 36) Nay
Nov. 21, 2013 S 1197 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 44) Did Not Vote
Nov. 19, 2013 S Amdt 2175 Authorizes the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees to the United States Amendment Rejected - Senate (52 - 46) Nay
Nov. 19, 2013 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55) Yea
Nov. 7, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32) Nay
Nov. 7, 2013 S Amdt 2013 Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55) Yea
Nov. 4, 2013 S 815 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30) Nay
Oct. 29, 2013 S J Res 26 A Joint Resolution Relating to the Disapproval of the President's Exercise of Authority to Suspend the Debt Limit, as Submitted Under Section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013 Motion Rejected - Senate (45 - 54) Yea
Oct. 16, 2013 HR 2775 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18) Nay
Oct. 12, 2013 S 1569 Default Prevention Act of 2013 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 45) Nay
Sept. 30, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46) Nay
Sept. 30, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Motion Agreed - Senate (54 - 46) Nay
Sept. 27, 2013 H J Res 59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (54 - 44) Nay
July 24, 2013 HR 1911 Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (81 - 18) Yea
July 24, 2013 S Amdt 1778 Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 53) Nay
June 27, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Bill Passed - Senate (68 - 32) Nay
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1197 Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border Amendment Rejected - Senate (39 - 54) Yea
June 18, 2013 S Amdt 1228 Requires US-VISIT System to be Established at Every Port of Entry Amendment Rejected - Senate (36 - 58) Yea
June 11, 2013 S 744 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Cloture Invoked - Senate (82 - 15) Nay
June 10, 2013 S 954 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (66 - 27) Nay
June 6, 2013 S 1003 Comprehensive Student Loan Protection Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (40 - 57) Yea
June 6, 2013 S 953 Student Loan Affordability Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 46) Nay
May 23, 2013 S Amdt 923 Prohibits the Payment of the Premium for an Insurance Policy For Tobacco Amendment Rejected - Senate (44 - 52) Nay
May 23, 2013 S Amdt 953 Limits Subsidy Payments for Individuals with Incomes More Than $750,000 Amendment Adopted - Senate (59 - 33) Yea
May 6, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (69 - 27) Nay
April 25, 2013 S 743 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Cloture Invoked - Senate (63 - 30) Did Not Vote
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 711 Prohibits the Sale of Assault Weapons Amendment Rejected - Senate (40 - 60) Nay
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 714 Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity Amendment Rejected - Senate (46 - 54) Nay
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 715 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act Amendment Rejected - Senate (54 - 46) Nay
April 17, 2013 S Amdt 719 Authorizes Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms Amendment Rejected - Senate (57 - 43) Yea
March 23, 2013 S Amdt 139 Prohibits the United States From Entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty Amendment Adopted - Senate (53 - 46) Yea
March 23, 2013 S Con Res 8 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014, Revising the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Year 2013, and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2015 Through 2023 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (50 - 49) Nay
March 20, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 26) Nay
March 14, 2013 S Amdt 66 Temporarily Prohibits the Hiring of Nonessential Federal Employees Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 54) Yea
March 13, 2013 S Amdt 30 To Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 52) Yea
March 13, 2013 S Amdt 30 To Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Senate Sponsor
March 7, 2013 PN 48 Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 34) Nay
Feb. 26, 2013 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense Cloture Invoked - Senate (71 - 27) Nay
Feb. 26, 2013 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense Nomination Confirmed - Senate (58 - 41) Nay
Feb. 14, 2013 PN 34 Nomination of Charles Timothy Hagel to be Secretary of Defense Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 40) Nay
Feb. 12, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (78 - 22) Nay
Jan. 31, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 34) Nay
Jan. 28, 2013 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36) Nay

Profession: Attorney, Public official

Education:
High school Second Baptist High Bachelor's Princeton University J.D. Harvard

Political Experience:
Senator, United States Senate, 2012-present Domestic Policy Advisor, Bush Presidential Campaign, 1999-2000

Professional Experience:
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Limited Liability Partnership, 2008-present Adjunct Professor of Law, United States Court Litigation, University of Texas School of Law, 2004-2009 Solicitor General of Texas, Office of the Attorney General, 2003-2008 Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission, 2001-2003 Associate Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, 2001 Coordinator, Department of Justice, Bush-Cheney Transition Team, 2000-2001 Associate, Cooper/Carvin & Rosenthal, 1997-1999 Law Clerk, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, 1996-1997 Law Clerk, Judge J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1995-1996

Non Legislative Committees:

Current Legislative Committees:
Armed Services, Member Commerce, Science and Transportation, Member Judiciary, Member Rules and Administration, Member Special Committee on Aging, Member Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, Member Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts, Member Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, Member Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, Member Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, Member Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Member Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, Member Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Member Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, Member Subcommittee on Science and Space, Ranking Member Subcommittee on SeaPower, Member Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Member Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, Ranking Member

Organization:

Awards and Publications:
While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Society's Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship.

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