The Freedom Index rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. The scores are derived by dividing a congressman's constitutional votes (pluses) by the total number he cast (pluses and minuses) and multiplying by 100. A "?" means a Rep./Senator did not vote; a "P" means he voted "present." We encourage readers to commend legislators for their constitutional votes and to urge improvement where needed.
Oath of office: Any individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath: "I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God." This does not affect other oaths required by law.Your Senators and Representative can be determined by entering the ZIP Code with the ZIP+4 extension in the box below. The U.S. Postal Service provides a Zip+4 Lookup Service. Do not enter the ZIP+4 Code for a post office box.