The Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution 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 percentages below are cumulative scores are based on key votes from 1999 through 2013. Click on a senator's or representative's name to get a detailed breakdown of his or her voting record.

Past Members of Congress


Alabama

Dist.1: Jo Bonner - 53%
Dist.1: H. Callahan - 49%
Dist.2: Bobby Bright - 51%
Dist.2: Terry Everett - 59%
Dist.3: Bob Riley - 59%
Dist.5: Robert Cramer - 31%
Dist.5: Parker Griffith - 57%
Dist.7: Artur Davis - 24%
Dist.7: Earl Hilliard - 23%

Alaska

Sen. Ted Stevens - 48%
Sen. Frank Murkowski - 60%

Arizona

Sen. Jon Kyl - 71%
Dist.1: Rick Renzi - 44%
Dist.3: Robert Stump - 66%
Dist.3: Ben Quayle - 76%
Dist.3: John Shadegg - 70%
Dist.5: John Hayworth - 59%
Dist.5: Harry Mitchell - 26%
Dist.8: James Kolbe - 34%
Dist.8: Gabrielle Giffords - 13%

Arkansas

Sen. Blanche Lincoln - 18%
Sen. Tim Hutchinson - 64%
Dist.1: Robert Berry - 38%
Dist.2: Victor Snyder - 16%
Dist.3: Asa Hutchinson - 50%
Dist.4: Mike Ross - 34%
Dist.4: Jay Dickey - 67%

California

Dist.2: Walter Herger - 60%
Dist.3: Daniel Lungren - 59%
Dist.3: Doug Ose - 39%
Dist.4: John Doolittle - 61%
Dist.5: Robert Matsui - 18%
Dist.6: Lynn Woolsey - 24%
Dist.10: Ellen Tauscher - 22%
Dist.11: Richard Pombo - 62%
Dist.12: Tom Lantos - 23%
Dist.13: Fortney Stark - 32%
Dist.15: Tom Campbell - 57%
Dist.18: Gary Condit - 38%
Dist.18: Dennis Cardoza - 21%
Dist.19: George Radanovich - 52%
Dist.20: Calvin Dooley - 19%
Dist.22: William Thomas - 38%
Dist.24: Elton Gallegly - 50%
Dist.26: David Dreier - 49%
Dist.27: James Rogan - 57%
Dist.28: Howard Berman - 15%
Dist.31: Matthew Martinez - 35%
Dist.32: Julian Dixon - 16%
Dist.32: Hilda Solis - 24%
Dist.33: Diane Watson - 22%
Dist.36: Jane Harman - 18%
Dist.36: Steven Kuykendall - 38%
Dist.37: Juanita Millender-McDonald - 19%
Dist.37: Laura Richardson - 19%
Dist.38: Stephen Horn - 30%
Dist.41: Jerry Lewis - 51%
Dist.42: George Brown - 0%
Dist.43: Joe Baca - 24%
Dist.44: Sonny Bono - 41%
Dist.45: Mary Bono Mack - 43%
Dist.48: Ron Packard - 58%
Dist.48: C. Cox - 60%
Dist.50: Brian Bilbray - 53%
Dist.50: Randall Cunningham - 48%
Dist.51: Bob Filner - 25%
Dist.52: Duncan Hunter - 56%

Colorado

Sen. Ben Campbell - 59%
Sen. Wayne Allard - 63%
Sen. Ken Salazar - 16%
Dist.3: John Salazar - 20%
Dist.3: Scott McInnis - 57%
Dist.4: Bob Schaffer - 78%
Dist.4: Betsy Markey - 15%
Dist.4: Marilyn Musgrave - 54%
Dist.5: Joel Hefley - 71%
Dist.6: Thomas Tancredo - 78%
Dist.7: Bob Beauprez - 34%

Connecticut

Sen. Joseph Lieberman - 9%
Sen. Christopher Dodd - 14%
Dist.2: Robert Simmons - 32%
Dist.2: Sam Gejdenson - 22%
Dist.4: Christopher Shays - 32%
Dist.5: James Maloney - 30%
Dist.5: Nancy Johnson - 28%

Delaware

Sen. William Roth - 57%
Sen. Edward Kaufman - 7%
Sen. Joseph Biden - 17%
Dist.: Michael Castle - 35%

Florida

Sen. George LeMieux - 88%
Sen. Bob Graham - 20%
Sen. Mel Martinez - 39%
Sen. Connie Mack - 71%
Dist.1: Joe Scarborough - 75%
Dist.2: Allen Boyd - 27%
Dist.4: Tillie Fowler - 50%
Dist.5: Virginia Brown-Waite - 54%
Dist.5: Karen Thurman - 21%
Dist.6: Clifford Stearns - 68%
Dist.8: Bill McCollum - 44%
Dist.8: Ric Keller - 50%
Dist.9: Michael Bilirakis - 48%
Dist.11: James Davis - 23%
Dist.12: Adam Putnam - 52%
Dist.12: Charles Canady - 56%
Dist.13: C. Young - 48%
Dist.13: Dan Miller - 50%
Dist.13: Katherine Harris - 32%
Dist.14: Connie Mack - 72%
Dist.14: Porter Goss - 43%
Dist.15: David Weldon - 60%
Dist.16: Mark Foley - 37%
Dist.16: Tim Mahoney - 12%
Dist.17: Kendrick Meek - 23%
Dist.17: Carrie Meek - 20%
Dist.19: Trey Radel - 66%
Dist.19: Robert Wexler - 23%
Dist.20: Peter Deutsch - 26%
Dist.21: Lincoln Diaz-Balart - 41%
Dist.22: E. Shaw - 37%
Dist.22: Allen West - 72%
Dist.22: Ron Klein - 6%
Dist.24: Tom Feeney - 64%
Dist.24: Sandy Adams - 77%
Dist.24: Suzanne Kosmas - 12%
Dist.25: David Rivera - 60%

Georgia

Sen. Paul Coverdell - 69%
Sen. Zell Miller - 46%
Sen. J. Cleland - 21%
Dist.4: Cynthia McKinney - 36%
Dist.4: Denise Majette - 27%
Dist.7: John Linder - 59%
Dist.7: Bob Barr - 74%
Dist.8: Michael Collins - 64%
Dist.8: James Marshall - 38%
Dist.9: Nathan Deal - 63%
Dist.10: Charles Norwood - 61%
Dist.12: Max Burns - 40%

Hawaii

Sen. Daniel Inouye - 13%
Sen. Daniel Akaka - 12%
Dist.1: Charles Djou - 66%
Dist.1: Neil Abercrombie - 27%
Dist.2: Patsy Mink - 28%
Dist.2: Ed Case - 21%

Idaho

Sen. Larry Craig - 60%
Dist.1: C.L. Otter - 65%
Dist.1: Helen Chenoweth-Hage - 90%
Dist.1: Walter Minnick - 47%
Dist.1: Bill Sali - 71%

Illinois

Sen. Barack Obama - 17%
Sen. Peter Fitzgerald - 59%
Sen. Roland Burris - 0%
Dist.2: Jesse Jackson - 24%
Dist.3: William Lipinski - 41%
Dist.5: Rod Blagojevich - 25%
Dist.5: Rahm Emanuel - 17%
Dist.6: Henry Hyde - 43%
Dist.8: Melissa Bean - 15%
Dist.8: Philip Crane - 63%
Dist.8: Joe Walsh - 84%
Dist.10: Bob Dold - 50%
Dist.10: John Porter - 34%
Dist.11: Gerald Weller - 40%
Dist.11: Deborah Halvorson - 5%
Dist.12: Jerry Costello - 40%
Dist.13: Judy Biggert - 41%
Dist.14: J. Hastert - 53%
Dist.15: Timothy Johnson - 49%
Dist.15: Thomas Ewing - 56%
Dist.16: Donald Manzullo - 63%
Dist.17: Robert Schilling - 70%
Dist.17: Phil Hare - 13%
Dist.17: Lane Evans - 22%
Dist.18: Ray LaHood - 39%
Dist.19: David Phelps - 37%

Indiana

Sen. Richard Lugar - 49%
Sen. Evan Bayh - 25%
Dist.2: David McIntosh - 68%
Dist.2: Chris Chocola - 38%
Dist.3: Mark Souder - 50%
Dist.3: Timothy Roemer - 38%
Dist.4: Stephen Buyer - 56%
Dist.5: Dan Burton - 66%
Dist.6: Mike Pence - 62%
Dist.7: Edward Pease - 57%
Dist.7: Brian Kerns - 70%
Dist.7: Julia Carson - 24%
Dist.8: Brad Ellsworth - 20%
Dist.8: John Hostettler - 80%
Dist.9: Baron Hill - 24%
Dist.9: Michael Sodrel - 40%

Iowa

Dist.1: James Nussle - 45%
Dist.2: James Leach - 29%
Dist.3: Leonard Boswell - 25%
Dist.4: Greg Ganske - 40%

Kansas

Sen. Samuel Brownback - 62%
Dist.2: Jim Ryun - 59%
Dist.2: Nancy Boyda - 17%
Dist.3: Dennis Moore - 22%
Dist.4: Todd Tiahrt - 57%

Kentucky

Sen. Jim Bunning - 67%
Dist.2: Ron Lewis - 53%
Dist.3: Anne Northup - 43%
Dist.4: Kenneth Lucas - 39%
Dist.4: Geoff Davis - 62%
Dist.6: Ben Chandler - 26%
Dist.6: Ernest Fletcher - 45%

Louisiana

Sen. John Breaux - 24%
Dist.1: Bobby Jindal - 45%
Dist.2: Anh Cao - 30%
Dist.2: William Jefferson - 25%
Dist.3: Jeff Landry - 86%
Dist.3: Charles Melancon - 29%
Dist.3: William Tauzin - 45%
Dist.4: James McCrery - 45%
Dist.5: Rodney Alexander - 54%
Dist.5: John Cooksey - 49%
Dist.6: Richard Baker - 50%
Dist.6: Donald Cazayoux - 25%
Dist.7: Christopher John - 34%

Maine

Sen. Olympia Snowe - 38%
Dist.1: Thomas Allen - 22%
Dist.2: John Baldacci - 17%

Maryland

Sen. Paul Sarbanes - 15%
Dist.1: Frank Kratovil - 27%
Dist.1: Wayne Gilchrest - 28%
Dist.2: Robert Ehrlich - 47%
Dist.4: Albert Wynn - 25%
Dist.6: Roscoe Bartlett - 69%
Dist.8: Constance Morella - 20%

Massachusetts

Sen. Mo Cowan - 0%
Sen. Paul Kirk - 0%
Sen. John Kerry - 10%
Sen. Ted Kennedy - 16%
Sen. Scott Brown - 37%
Dist.1: John Olver - 21%
Dist.4: Barney Frank - 27%
Dist.5: Martin Meehan - 22%
Dist.9: John Moakley - 20%
Dist.10: William Delahunt - 22%

Michigan

Sen. Spencer Abraham - 63%
Dist.1: Bart Stupak - 35%
Dist.2: Peter Hoekstra - 60%
Dist.3: Vernon Ehlers - 42%
Dist.5: Dale Kildee - 26%
Dist.5: James Barcia - 43%
Dist.7: Nick Smith - 55%
Dist.7: John Schwarz - 20%
Dist.7: Mark Schauer - 2%
Dist.9: Joseph Knollenberg - 44%
Dist.10: David Bonior - 27%
Dist.11: Thaddeus McCotter - 55%
Dist.13: Carolyn Kilpatrick - 22%
Dist.13: Hansen Clarke - 30%
Dist.13: Lynn Rivers - 33%

Minnesota

Sen. Norm Coleman - 36%
Sen. Rod Grams - 74%
Sen. Mark Dayton - 20%
Sen. Paul Wellstone - 12%
Dist.1: Gilbert Gutknecht - 56%
Dist.2: David Minge - 20%
Dist.3: James Ramstad - 38%
Dist.4: Bruce Vento - 25%
Dist.5: Martin Sabo - 22%
Dist.6: Mark Kennedy - 39%
Dist.6: William Luther - 21%
Dist.8: Chip Cravaack - 70%
Dist.8: James Oberstar - 26%

Mississippi

Sen. Trent Lott - 58%
Dist.1: Travis Childers - 34%
Dist.3: Charles Pickering - 48%
Dist.4: Gene Taylor - 50%
Dist.4: Ronnie Shows - 45%

Missouri

Sen. James Talent - 52%
Sen. Christopher Bond - 54%
Sen. Jean Carnahan - 26%
Sen. John Ashcroft - 71%
Dist.1: William Clay - 22%
Dist.2: W. Akin - 70%
Dist.3: Richard Gephardt - 23%
Dist.3: Russ Carnahan - 16%
Dist.4: Ike Skelton - 30%
Dist.5: Karen McCarthy - 19%
Dist.6: Pat Danner - 54%
Dist.8: Jo Ann Emerson - 51%
Dist.9: Kenny Hulshof - 50%

Montana

Sen. Conrad Burns - 59%
Sen. Max Baucus - 19%
Dist.: Rick Hill - 64%
Dist.: Dennis Rehberg - 52%

Nebraska

Sen. J. Kerrey - 5%
Sen. Ben Nelson - 34%
Sen. Charles Hagel - 56%
Dist.1: Douglas Bereuter - 38%
Dist.3: Thomas Osborne - 36%
Dist.3: Bill Barrett - 57%

Nevada

Sen. John Ensign - 71%
Sen. Richard Bryan - 5%
Dist.1: Shelley Berkley - 22%
Dist.2: James Gibbons - 56%
Dist.3: Jon Porter - 31%

New Hampshire

Sen. John Sununu - 57%
Sen. Judd Gregg - 61%
Sen. Bob Smith - 82%
Dist.1: Jeb Bradley - 27%
Dist.1: Frank Guinta - 72%
Dist.2: Paul Hodes - 17%
Dist.2: Charles Bass - 41%

New Jersey

Sen. Robert Torricelli - 22%
Sen. Frank Lautenberg - 14%
Sen. Jeffrey Chiesa - 62%
Sen. Jon Corzine - 18%
Dist.1: Robert Andrews - 19%
Dist.3: H. Saxton - 39%
Dist.3: John Adler - 23%
Dist.5: Marge Roukema - 36%
Dist.7: Michael Ferguson - 37%
Dist.7: Bob Franks - 33%
Dist.9: Steven Rothman - 21%
Dist.10: Donald Payne - 25%

New Mexico

Sen. Pete Domenici - 52%
Sen. Jeff Bingaman - 14%
Dist.1: Heather Wilson - 40%
Dist.2: Harry Teague - 26%
Dist.2: Joseph Skeen - 46%

New York

Sen. Hillary Clinton - 19%
Sen. Daniel Moynihan - 5%
Dist.1: Felix Grucci - 40%
Dist.1: Michael Forbes - 41%
Dist.2: Rick Lazio - 33%
Dist.5: Gary Ackerman - 16%
Dist.9: Robert Turner - 53%
Dist.9: Anthony Weiner - 18%
Dist.10: Edolphus Towns - 23%
Dist.11: Major Owens - 26%
Dist.13: Vito Fossella - 47%
Dist.13: Michael McMahon - 12%
Dist.19: Sue Kelly - 30%
Dist.19: John Hall - 11%
Dist.19: Nan Hayworth - 50%
Dist.20: Benjamin Gilman - 32%
Dist.20: Scott Murphy - 11%
Dist.20: John Sweeney - 41%
Dist.21: Michael McNulty - 26%
Dist.22: Maurice Hinchey - 23%
Dist.23: John McHugh - 39%
Dist.24: Sherwood Boehlert - 25%
Dist.24: Michael Arcuri - 16%
Dist.25: James Walsh - 35%
Dist.25: Ann Marie Buerkle - 69%
Dist.26: Kathleen Hochul - 25%
Dist.26: Thomas Reynolds - 43%
Dist.26: Christopher Lee - 62%
Dist.27: Jack Quinn - 36%
Dist.29: Amory Houghton - 26%
Dist.29: John LaFalce - 23%
Dist.29: John Kuhl - 43%
Dist.29: Eric Massa - 28%

North Carolina

Sen. John Edwards - 16%
Sen. Jesse Helms - 78%
Sen. Elizabeth Dole - 50%
Dist.1: Eva Clayton - 17%
Dist.1: Frank Ballance - 33%
Dist.2: Bob Etheridge - 23%
Dist.8: Larry Kissell - 27%
Dist.8: Robin Hayes - 55%
Dist.9: Sue Myrick - 59%
Dist.10: Cass Ballenger - 49%
Dist.11: Charles Taylor - 60%
Dist.11: Heath Shuler - 27%
Dist.12: Melvin Watt - 23%
Dist.13: R. Miller - 19%

North Dakota

Sen. Byron Dorgan - 25%
Sen. Kent Conrad - 21%
Dist.: Rick Berg - 70%
Dist.: Earl Pomeroy - 20%

Ohio

Sen. George Voinovich - 56%
Sen. Michael DeWine - 47%
Dist.1: Steve Driehaus - 12%
Dist.2: Jean Schmidt - 65%
Dist.3: Tony Hall - 27%
Dist.4: Michael Oxley - 43%
Dist.5: Paul Gillmor - 39%
Dist.6: Ted Strickland - 32%
Dist.6: Charles Wilson - 10%
Dist.7: Steve Austria - 69%
Dist.7: David Hobson - 45%
Dist.10: Dennis Kucinich - 39%
Dist.11: Stephanie Jones - 26%
Dist.12: John Kasich - 59%
Dist.13: Betty Sutton - 14%
Dist.14: Steven LaTourette - 44%
Dist.14: Thomas Sawyer - 16%
Dist.15: Mary Jo Kilroy - 5%
Dist.15: Deborah Pryce - 38%
Dist.16: Ralph Regula - 42%
Dist.16: John Boccieri - 10%
Dist.17: James Traficant - 51%
Dist.18: Zachary Space - 12%
Dist.18: Robert Ney - 51%

Oklahoma

Sen. Don Nickles - 72%
Dist.1: Steve Largent - 59%
Dist.1: John Sullivan - 61%
Dist.2: Dan Boren - 39%
Dist.2: Brad Carson - 34%
Dist.3: Wes Watkins - 54%
Dist.4: J.C. Watts - 50%
Dist.5: Ernest Istook - 58%
Dist.5: Mary Fallin - 73%

Oregon

Sen. Gordon Smith - 44%
Dist.1: David Wu - 24%
Dist.5: Darlene Hooley - 25%

Pennsylvania

Sen. Richard Santorum - 61%
Sen. Arlen Specter - 35%
Dist.3: Philip English - 38%
Dist.3: Kathleen Dahlkemper - 12%
Dist.3: Robert Borski - 25%
Dist.4: Jason Altmire - 24%
Dist.4: Ron Klink - 32%
Dist.4: Melissa Hart - 42%
Dist.5: John Peterson - 49%
Dist.7: Joe Sestak - 6%
Dist.7: W. Weldon - 37%
Dist.8: James Greenwood - 29%
Dist.8: Patrick Murphy - 13%
Dist.9: Bill Shuster - 54%
Dist.10: Christopher Carney - 14%
Dist.10: Donald Sherwood - 42%
Dist.11: Paul Kanjorski - 27%
Dist.12: Mark Critz - 40%
Dist.12: John Murtha - 29%
Dist.13: Joseph Hoeffel - 20%
Dist.14: William Coyne - 20%
Dist.17: George Gekas - 48%
Dist.17: Tim Holden - 33%
Dist.19: William Goodling - 64%
Dist.19: Todd Platts - 48%
Dist.20: Frank Mascara - 33%

Rhode Island

Sen. John Chafee - 38%
Sen. Lincoln Chafee - 30%
Dist.1: Patrick Kennedy - 23%
Dist.2: Robert Weygand - 33%

South Carolina

Sen. Ernest Hollings - 21%
Sen. Jim DeMint - 68%
Sen. J. Thurmond - 65%
Dist.1: Henry Brown - 52%
Dist.2: Floyd Spence - 62%
Dist.3: James Barrett - 65%
Dist.4: Bob Inglis - 58%
Dist.5: John Spratt - 23%

South Dakota

Sen. Thomas Daschle - 11%
Dist.: William Janklow - 37%
Dist.: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin - 26%

Tennessee

Sen. William Frist - 57%
Sen. Fred Thompson - 62%
Dist.1: William Jenkins - 52%
Dist.1: David Davis - 64%
Dist.3: Zach Wamp - 60%
Dist.4: Van Hilleary - 62%
Dist.4: Lincoln Davis - 32%
Dist.5: Robert Clement - 32%
Dist.6: Barton Gordon - 29%
Dist.7: Ed Bryant - 54%
Dist.8: John Tanner - 30%
Dist.9: Harold Ford - 24%

Texas

Sen. Kay Hutchison - 58%
Sen. Phil Gramm - 75%
Dist.1: Max Sandlin - 34%
Dist.2: James Turner - 30%
Dist.7: Bill Archer - 61%
Dist.14: Ron Paul - 96%
Dist.16: Silvestre Reyes - 22%
Dist.17: Thomas Edwards - 25%
Dist.17: Charles Stenholm - 36%
Dist.19: Larry Combest - 58%
Dist.20: Charles Gonzalez - 18%
Dist.22: Thomas DeLay - 55%
Dist.22: Nicholas Lampson - 27%
Dist.23: Francisco Canseco - 71%
Dist.23: Henry Bonilla - 49%
Dist.23: Ciro Rodriguez - 18%
Dist.24: Jonas Frost - 19%
Dist.25: Chris Bell - 30%
Dist.25: Ken Bentsen - 17%
Dist.26: Richard Armey - 58%
Dist.27: Solomon Ortiz - 25%

Utah

Sen. Robert Bennett - 55%
Dist.1: James Hansen - 56%
Dist.2: Merrill Cook - 66%
Dist.3: Christopher Cannon - 55%

Vermont

Sen. James Jeffords - 29%

Virginia

Sen. Jim Webb - 15%
Sen. Charles Robb - 5%
Sen. John Warner - 47%
Sen. George Allen - 54%
Dist.1: Jo Ann Davis - 58%
Dist.1: Herbert Bateman - 49%
Dist.2: Owen Pickett - 26%
Dist.2: Thelma Drake - 50%
Dist.2: Glenn Nye - 47%
Dist.2: Edward Schrock - 48%
Dist.4: Norman Sisisky - 33%
Dist.5: Virgil Goode - 72%
Dist.5: Thomas Perriello - 15%
Dist.7: Tom Bliley - 54%
Dist.9: Frederick Boucher - 29%
Dist.11: Thomas Davis - 38%

Washington

Sen. T. Gorton - 70%
Dist.1: Jay Inslee - 23%
Dist.2: Jack Metcalf - 65%
Dist.3: Brian Baird - 24%
Dist.5: George Nethercutt - 47%
Dist.6: Norman Dicks - 13%
Dist.8: Jennifer Dunn - 42%

West Virginia

Sen. Carte Goodwin - 0%
Sen. Robert Byrd - 29%
Dist.1: Alan Mollohan - 32%
Dist.2: Robert Wise - 30%

Wisconsin

Sen. Herbert Kohl - 17%
Sen. Russell Feingold - 33%
Dist.4: Gerald Kleczka - 29%
Dist.5: Thomas Barrett - 23%
Dist.7: David Obey - 26%
Dist.8: Steve Kagen - 18%
Dist.8: Mark Green - 50%

Wyoming

Sen. Craig Thomas - 63%
Dist.: Barbara Cubin - 61%


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