Loading Congressional Tweet Index
The Congressional Tweet Index is a metric created here at PolitickerUSA.com to track and measure the sentiment of our elected officials on Twitter. The index is calculated by dividing the number of negative tweets, tweeted by each party, divided by the total number of tweets. CRI = (Negative Tweets) / (Total Number of Tweets) The direction of each tweet was assigned algorithmacally using sentiment analysis techniques. Also, the direction "measures" the complaining or whining in the tweet, not the political content of the tweet. For the nerds of the group, read here for the specifics.

DEMOCRATS

Representative, NY
Enjoying the #WHCD w @SteveBellone, who is spending the evening asking for federal investments in Suffolk. http://t.co/3bWf4y5fDH
Representative, VA
Good to see Joel Rubin, @BruceRaderSport, Roger Brown and Jimmy Williams at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame banquet http://t.co/uxWk29805G
Representative, FL
RT @Marlins: 1,968 runs scored: now the most ever by a Japanese player. Congratulations, Ichiro! http://t.co/Sf4cl4DPai
Representative, NY
Photos from today's #Bronx Zoo--Run For The Wild 5K Race. Thousands of runners ran on the roads inside the zoo. http://t.co/o9mFpnVgTM
Representative, MD
Honored to visit with homeowners and Christmas in April volunteers as repairs were made to 5th District homes today. http://t.co/Hf5ks9Bh8F
Representative, MD
Spoke at Unity in Our Community Diversity Forum at @CSMHeadlines about diversity & building a stronger Charles County http://t.co/KRUvLBkOx1
Representative, CT
RT @El_Marrrr: Packed house @ NCC 4 @jahimes town hall on negotiations with Iran to prevent it from achieving a nuclear weapon. http://t.co…
Representative, WI
My thoughts/prayers are w/ the families & friends of those killed in the devastating #NepalEarthquake. http://t.co/6qkZuaYZuN #PrayForNepal
Senator, MD
I am fully committed to seeing justice for #FreddieGray but senseless violence will bring us no closer to that goal. Please, we need peace.
Senator, MD
The death of #FreddieGray is a national tragedy that deserves a national conversation. We can't afford to distract from our shared goal.
Senator, MD
As a Baltimorean, I ask for those on the ground not to work against our shared goal and distract from seeking justice for #FreddieGray.
Representative, CA
My heart goes out to the victims of the devastating 7.8 earthquake in #Nepal. My deepest condolences. मेरो गहिरो सहानुभूति
President, US
Cecily Strong hosts the White House Correspondents' Dinner tonight at 8 p.m. ET. Watch it here: http://t.co/9tfUryyAP7
Representative, IL
My office is accepting #artwork for #CongressionalArtCompetition this week. Learn more about guidelines here: http://t.co/QFm7A2YWhZ
Representative, VA
Godspeed to the members of VA TF-1, the elite @ffxfirerescue @FEMA urban search & rescue team, as they prep to deploy to Nepal earthquake.
Representative, VA
Enjoyed the 5th annual Centreville International Showcase. Great event highlighting the diversity of Fairfax http://t.co/dUgwVHJ0EW
Representative, MA
America's hearts and prayers are with the people of #Tibet and all those affected by the devastating earthquake. You have our support.
Representative, NY
My prayers go out to the families, friends and loved ones of all those shaken by the terrible earthquake in Nepal.
Representative, FL
RT @TravelGov: 1/2 You can alert Dept of State to U.S. citizens needing assistance in Nepal by calling 1-888-407-4747 (from US/Canada). #Ne
Senator, NY
The devastation in #Nepal is truly heartbreaking. My thoughts & prayers are with all those who've been impacted by this tragedy.
Representative, VA
Checking out the new Patrick Dougherty Installation at Reston Town Center Park. @restonarts http://t.co/YwDugsb3oZ
Representative, VA
Checking out the new Patrick Dougherty Installation at Reston Town Center Park. @restonart http://t.co/AkNKRuU7xW
Representative, FL
I've never been to Nepal, but my heart is there today. https://t.co/Tv5fEejkfm via @abc15
Representative, FL
Hanging out with Amy Poehler (one of my favorite feminists) at the 2013 #WHCD. Excited for tonight! http://t.co/a2BYvGz7Wh
Senator, CT
Hartford's North End is full of potential and I'm pushing for it to become a #PromiseZone http://t.co/GtVBfpnr9i
Representative, MN
My heart is breaking for all those affected by today's earthquake. Please send prayers of strength to Nepal and the surrounding region.
Representative, RI
.@PaulGAllen of Microsoft said arts “are an important catalyst for learning, discovery & achievement in our country.” #FullSTEAMahead #Day25
Representative, NY
Congratulations to the incredibly talented winners of this year's 16th Congressional District Art Competition! http://t.co/y8S87JyKh4
Representative, CA
Our thoughts & prayers are with the families, friends & loved ones of those killed in Nepal's terrible earthquake. http://t.co/esRuFO4qT5
Senator, RI
Excited for @volvooceanrace’s stop in #RI! Teams are already headed to #Newport. Check it out! http://t.co/NMEMVajOik http://t.co/I3kdN8rPZK
Representative, VA
Also attended the Community Empowerment Fair hosted by AKA Sorority. W/ Del. BaCote, Officer Hughes & other leaders. http://t.co/2YLU3gEyZD
Representative, WI
Another great Congressional Cafe! MKE: community united, determined to tackle the pressing issues facing our District http://t.co/C3tda5yfks
Representative, VA
Attended the 2015 Victorious Awards breakfast this morning honoring women in Hampton Roads. http://t.co/aEKJe9p9lj
Representative, WI
Another great Congressional Cafe event in Milwaukee! http://t.co/1Sc9qeLGr1
Representative, TX
Another great "A World of Women for World Peace" event today in Dallas. Thanks to all attendees and participants! http://t.co/xiUltlFUAo
Representative, IN
Thoughts and prayers to all affected by the devastating and deadly #NepalEarthquake.
Representative, OH
At the #WHCOA Regional Forum in #CLE on Monday we will focus on how to protect older Americans from financial exploitation & neglect
Representative, NY
RT @SiliconHarlem: Joined with @cbrangel and @IE_Dickens to welcome Mr. Heastie, the state's first African-American speaker http://t.co/pXP…
Representative, NY
RT @sarapepitone: meet me on a Sat morning here + we'll walk we'll talk + we'll have a good time says @cbrangel @ Morningside Park http://t…

REPUBLICANS

Representative, GA
A perfect example of how federal government policies impact local issues... http://t.co/rY95mpW0bR
Senator, TX
Speaking shortly at #IAFaithForum. Join us LIVE here: http://t.co/b2gOQXTYS4
Representative, WV
Almost two weeks ago, I had honor of delivering medals for a Vietnam vet & correcting decades-long error - http://t.co/SjcwppsT9C
Representative, MI
RT @daveweigel: With Ba Ba Booey, producer for one of the best interviewers in all media. I am dead serious. http://t.co/uD08Wxh8Tn
Representative, TX
I was delighted to meet with the #TX32 students participating in my annual leadership and growth program. http://t.co/7QHVB9ZChb
Representative, WI
This is our moment. It’s our chance to lead . . . to restore American leadership in the world. #TPA4USJobs http://t.co/MfOQTK2Zb0
Representative, WI
We have a chance here to write the rules on our terms; to raise other countries to our standards; to create more opportunity for our people.
Senator, AZ
Representative, FL
Getting ready to kick off the DeSoto Grand Parade -- one of Florida's best! http://t.co/t1S5AEv6c0
Representative, FL
Getting ready to kick off the DeSoto Grand Parade -- one of Florida best! http://t.co/aRJd0ZdXxd
Senator, KY
RT @PatchIowa: . @RandPaul connecting with crowd at #IAFaithForum on abortion, foreign aid, term limits & more #iacaucus http://t.co/HnzTKL…
Representative, PA
I proudly joined the @HouseVetAffairs hearing this week to seek accountability at the Philly VA https://t.co/Tm1pApM9H2
Senator, KY
RT @AJSpiker: .@RandPaul speaking tonight at the Iowa Faith and Freedom coalition event in Waukee, Iowa http://t.co/o6jypW2iGD
Senator, IA
I was speaking at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition today https://t.co/y0apOE0aQO
Senator, KY
Thanks @FaithandFreedom for a great event! 2gether we can defeat the Washington Machine & unleash the American Dream! http://t.co/lyZMkTOSPr
Representative, NY
Congrats to the Lincoln Memorial Train Committee for an outstanding ceremony today in Stuyvesant. Excellent event! http://t.co/KNU9mKxdHp
Senator, AZ
Proud to share the stage w/ @ArizonaCoyotes Shane Doan - an exceptional leader in #Arizona pro sports! http://t.co/BWOi1n9mzA
Senator, FL
Thanks to @FaithandFreedom for inviting me to speak at #IAFaithForum in Waukee this evening! http://t.co/FNTyRMlpAr
Senator, TX
Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails, Officials Say http://t.co/PFDH7uNQzS
Representative, OH
Good luck to #NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion @KevinHarvick in tonight's race in Richmond. Met him @USCapitol on Tuesday. http://t.co/CBuBtjdHPk
Senator, AZ
Mikhail Kasyanov, Zhanna Nemtsova, Lilia Shevtsova & David Kramer headlining panel "The New #Russia Challenge" http://t.co/T34r1L9yNs
Senator, TX
Terrific couple of days in Nevada. On to Iowa — hope to see you there! https://t.co/RSSYIqldbI
Representative, WV
Chatted with Vickana & Nathan about Kent Cartridge in Kearneysville. I will always be an avid supporter of #2A rights http://t.co/g2vmOgEHFG
Senator, AZ
Critical discussion on steps to #EndTrafficking led by my wife @cindymccain w/ @justdemi Moore & Randy Newcomb http://t.co/x0qYYcDDuL
Senator, AZ
With a couple of guys who know a thing or two about leadership: Gen. David Petraeus & @LarryFitzgerald http://t.co/q32d9sHFDt
Representative, TN
“@Underrated5_: I will be attending the University of Alabama. ROLL TIDE!
Senator, TX
Cornyn: All agree: Human trafficking must end http://t.co/DyijNTRr5s via @houstonchron
Representative, UT
Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz -- We Welcome Bruce Jenner http://t.co/WmQx60Pgn0 via @HarveyLevinTMZ
Senator, FL
Thanks to @jackwhitver & Rachel for hosting a great event at their home in Ankeny this afternoon! Such a great crowd! http://t.co/xhgRelF6fT
Representative, TN
“@FrankLynchBkln: @RepCohen They're all going to miss #Outlander tonight, you know. Don't they have wives?” It's #Grizzlies I'm going 2 miss
Representative, TN
Worlds collide at the pre-correspondents' dinner 'garden brunch' http://t.co/EOJhXBOhjV Twitter allows me to know who I met.Sophia was nice.
Representative, TN
RT @NikkiSchwab: Congressman Steve Cohen goes "Game of Thrones" http://t.co/Fohu2sRMAr
Representative, TN
‘House of Cards’ star defends WHCD as Washington’s ‘fun night’ http://t.co/Csdl6JXmOr
Representative, TN
Georgetown Sprinkles Cupcakes no line outrageous cupcake!Georgetown Cupcake 40 minute line fuhgedaboutit! No matter how good.
Representative, TN
brunch 4 WH correspondents weekend.Hannah Davis,Emily Ozment( youth is special)Howard Fineman,Sam Feist,Hillary Rosen Chris Mathews,V Jarret
Representative, PA
This week, I questioned #PhillyVA officials in the aftermath of the scathing IG report released last week https://t.co/Tm1pApM9H2
Representative, FL
Shared need for awareness, checkups, and support for those struggling for life @RotaryLBV @RelayForLife http://t.co/cjhgZyCCuP
Senator, AZ
Earlier today - global economics panel w/ top biz leaders @JeffImmelt, Elizabeth Holmes @theranos & @elonmusk http://t.co/bRFOYTB1X2
Representative, FL
My thoughts and prayers go out to #Napal and the victims of the devastating #NapalEarthquake.
Senator, SD
Congratulations to the @MammothSite on their new learning center that just opened today in Hot Springs, SD. http://t.co/KHIvydzP9V