National Security

Senator Ted Cruz's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (TX) - Jr, Republican
On The Ballot: Campaign Suspended, Republican for President
Issue Category

National Security Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
6/20/16 S Amdt 4720 Authorizes Attorney General to Deny Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (47 - 53)
Nay
6/20/16 S Amdt 4749 Authorizes the Attorney General to Delay Transfer of Firearms to Suspected Terrorists
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 47)
Yea
1/20/16 HR 4038 American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 43)
Yea
10/27/15 S 754 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 21)
Did Not Vote
6/02/15 HR 2048 Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring (USA FREEDOM) Act of 2015
Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 32)
Yea
11/18/14 S 2685 USA FREEDOM Act of 2014
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42)
Yea
7/29/14 S 2685 USA FREEDOM Act of 2014
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
11/21/13 S 1197 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 44)
Did Not Vote
11/19/13 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
11/19/13 S Amdt 2255 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Guantanamo Detainees
Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Yea
6/18/13 S Amdt 1197 Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border
Amendment Rejected - Senate (39 - 54)
Yea
3/07/13 PN 48 Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (63 - 34)
Nay

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