UPDATED Oct. 6, 2021, at 10:49 AM

Does Your Member Of Congress Vote With Or Against Biden?

An updating tally of how often every member of the House and the Senate votes with or against the president.

Ted CruzR

Republican senator for Texas

Biden margin

Biden’s share of the vote in the 2020 election minus Trump’s

Biden score

How often Cruz votes in line with Biden’s position

Biden plus-minus

Difference between Cruz’s actual and predicted Biden support scores

Biden marginBiden scoreBiden plus-minus
Biden’s share of the vote in the 2020 election minus Trump’sHow often Cruz votes in line with Biden’s positionDifference between Cruz’s actual and predicted Biden support scores
-5.6%
17.1%
-56.0-56.0
-56.0

117th Congress (2021-22)

Republican senator for Texas

DateMeasureBiden positionCruz voteAgree with Biden?Predicted chance of voting with Biden Plus-minus
Aug. 11$3.5 trillion budget plan (50-49)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
41.9%-41.9
Aug. 10Providing money for transportation, utility and environmental infrastructure (69-30)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
72.7%-72.7
July 29Providing emergency funding for Capitol security in response to the Jan. 6 attack and for the expansion of the Afghan visa program (98-0)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
100.0%0.0
June 22Expanding voting rights and strengthening campaign finance regulations and ethics rules (50-50)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
41.8%-41.8
June 8Strengthening rules against wage discrimination (49-50)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
41.8%-41.8
June 8Investing in science and technology manufacturing and research (68-32)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
69.1%-69.1
May 28Establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (54-35)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
59.4%-59.4
May 19Repealing a rule that changed the workplace discrimination settlement process (50-48)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
43.5%-43.5
May 11Repealing a rule that allowed borrowers to get loans at interest rates above the limit set by their state (52-47)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
49.8%-49.8
April 29Providing money for safe drinking water and other water infrastructure (89-2)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
97.9%-97.9
April 28Repealing an Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed limits on methane leaks (52-42)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
50.7%-50.7
April 22Taking steps to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic (94-1)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
99.1%+0.9
March 22Nomination of Martin Joseph Walsh to be secretary of labor (68-29)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
75.3%-75.3
March 18Nomination of Xavier Becerra to be secretary of health and human services (50-49)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
44.2%-44.2
March 17Nomination of Katherine C. Tai to be United States trade representative (98-0)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
100.0%0.0
March 16Nomination of Isabella Casillas Guzman to be administrator of the Small Business Administration (81-17)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
85.9%-85.9
March 15Nomination of Debra Anne Haaland to be secretary of the interior (51-40)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
54.5%-54.5
March 10Nomination of Michael Stanley Regan to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (66-34)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
71.2%-71.2
March 10Nomination of Merrick Brian Garland to be attorney general (70-30)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
75.3%-75.3
March 10Nomination of Marcia Louise Fudge to be secretary of housing and urban development (66-34)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
68.7%-68.7
March 6Providing $1.9 trillion for COVID-19 relief (50-49)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
42.5%-42.5
March 2Nomination of Cecilia Elena Rouse to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (95-4)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
97.1%+2.9
March 2Nomination of Gina Marie Raimondo to be secretary of commerce (84-15)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
89.3%-89.3
March 1Nomination of Miguel A. Cardona to be secretary of education (64-33)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
71.4%-71.4
Feb. 25Nomination of Jennifer Mulhern Granholm to be secretary of energy (64-35)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
67.3%-67.3
Feb. 23Nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (78-21)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
81.8%-81.8
Feb. 23Nomination of Thomas J. Vilsack to be secretary of agriculture (92-7)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
92.9%-92.9
Feb. 8Nomination of Denis Richard McDonough to be secretary of veterans affairs (87-7)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
93.0%-93.0
Feb. 2Nomination of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas to be secretary of homeland security (56-43)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
56.8%-56.8
Feb. 2Nomination of Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg to be secretary of transportation (86-13)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
88.9%-88.9
Jan. 26Nomination of Antony John Blinken to be secretary of state (78-22)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
84.8%-84.8
Jan. 25Nomination of Janet Louise Yellen to be secretary of the treasury (84-15)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
90.6%-90.6
Jan. 22Nomination of Lloyd James Austin to be secretary of defense (93-2)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
98.3%+1.7
Jan. 21Waiver allowing Lloyd Austin to become secretary of defense (69-27)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
Yes
support
Yes
72.4%+27.6
Jan. 20Nomination of Avril Danica Haines to be director of national intelligence (84-10)
Ted Cruz's Vote:
No
support
No
91.3%-91.3
Average17.1%73.2%-56.0

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