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
1 in 3 Americans get their drinking water from sources that lack clear protection from pollution. I applaud WH #CleanWaterRules
Senator, VA
Kicked off the #oyster planting season by helping @chesapeakebay plant 150 bushels of baby oysters #CitizenDay http://t.co/8SH1pxDl0A
Senator, NY
#NY families shouldn't have to choose btwn their health or that of their loved ones & earning a paycheck. Let’s #MakeNYNext for #PaidLeave!
Senator, CT
RT @SteveScottNEWS: What's the future of the #PatriotAct? And, should the U.S. help in the battle for #Ramadi? I'll talk w/ @SenBlumenthal
Representative, OH
#TPP is more treaty than trade deal & the Senate should treat it that way. Burying laws in a global deal ≠ governing. http://t.co/kiJAc5nI4s
Representative, NY
RT @GinaEPA: Big news: Clean Water Rule now finalized. Great news for our health, environment & economy! @USACEHQ #CleanWaterRules http://t…
Representative, MI
Talked to @IPRNewsRadio about how my bipartisan bill would help micro-distillers in northern Michigan grow & thrive: https://t.co/fEHEY0Lq7S
Representative, NY
RT @WhiteHouse: "With today’s rule, we take another step towards protecting the waters that belong to all of us." —@POTUS: http://t.co/qVIP…
Senator, NY
87% of #NY's workforce does not have #paidleave through their employers. It's time to make #MakeNYNext for #paidleave http://t.co/Cj6EczmHqx
Representative, NY
Representative, NY
The Raise the Wage Act would raise the minimum wage to $12 over the next 5 years & index it to median wage growth #RaiseTheWage #12by2020
Senator, WA
About 58% of WA students have gone into debt to pay for their educations & Sen. Murray wants to change that http://t.co/3jU8r2HTIs
Representative, GA
Big news: Finalizing the Clean Water Rule will help protect 117 million Americans' health: http://t.co/MQpaj6sz2p #CleanWaterRules
Representative, OH
If #TPP was a good deal for working families, small businesses or manufacturing industries, it wouldn’t be a secret. http://t.co/kiJAc5nI4s
Representative, MA
#GOP & big polluter attempts to block #CleanWaterRules will only muddy expectations for consumers, businesses http://t.co/wZcBkaYzIM
Senator, MI
RT @dennislennox: "Shame on #Michigan" for not investing in #infrastructure, @stabenow says. "We need a long term plan" nationally and in t…
Representative, NY
Raising the minimum wage to #12by2020 will give more than 35 million workers a pay increase #RaiseTheWage http://t.co/jBCNSMXqgc
Senator, VT
Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On Marselis “Div” Parsons of @WCAX : http://t.co/BqZ6fMKDkd
Representative, OR
Great to speak with students at Gladstone High School today! http://t.co/nYTfDPZ35S
Representative, CA
A college education should be an investment in the future, not a ball-and-chain from the past http://t.co/lmqAE4fQ5K http://t.co/uiMjK68tlH
Senator, VT
That is not a moral society. It must change. http://t.co/PiNJEdPMuw
Representative, NY
The Raise the Wage Act would phase out the outdated and unfair subminimum tipped wage #RaiseTheWage #12by2020 http://t.co/0CYiVIhSOy
Representative, MI
RT @wxyzdetroit: How could we potentially eliminate 80% of auto crashes? @SenGaryPeters explains: http://t.co/AsyGYZWsfY #MPC15 http://t.co…
Representative, MA
In #MA we may ‘love that dirty water’ but we understand economy, public health rely on clean water. #CleanWaterRules http://t.co/wZcBkbgb7m
Representative, NY
RT @kitastew: Spending afternoon w/ .@cbrangel as he watches Alma, his wife, participate in ballet at the 92nd Street Y. http://t.co/G4GhfJ…
Representative, RI
ICYMI I had an incredible young woman, @BGirlDaniB, join me for #DCShadowDay to share #FosterYouthVoices http://t.co/168XdeSCwI
Representative, MN
Clean water is vital to life in MN. Thanks to @EPA for moving to protect MN's waterways: https://t.co/xRhMc1quxe #CleanWaterRules
Representative, MN
RT @EPA: BREAKING NEWS: Our Clean Water Rule has been finalized. https://t.co/k58D7iTOXZ Learn more: http://t.co/CLM6JSQq2L. #CleanWaterRul
Senator, VT
LIVE on #Periscope: Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding a town hall meeting in Concord, NH https://t.co/PucH6vdC2L
Representative, CA
Today's final rule announced by @EPA & @USACEHQ represents vital protections against pollution! #CleanWaterRules http://t.co/sjkdrVWkhq
Representative, IL
Joined more than 130 House members & @RepGutierrez in letter to @DHSgov about harm of immigrant detention to children http://t.co/mTHQML65vL
Representative, DC
Today I joined 135 Dems to demand an end to DHS’ jail-like detention of immigrant mothers & their children: http://t.co/L21CaHmnkq
Representative, VA
Enjoyed sitting down with the @PilotNews Editorial Board to talk about a range of issues that impact VA & the nation http://t.co/h8iKVSuqdl
Representative, CA
136 House Dems - Letter to DHS Sec Johnson on Family/Child Detention http://t.co/QLgNymrJbS
Representative, IN
RT @aisisteel: Thanks to @RepTimMurphy and @RepVisclosky for spearheading efforts to strengthen U.S. trade law for the domestic steel indus…
Representative, NY
Today I'm joining over 100k older Americans participating in fitness activities for #seniorhealthfit. Will u? Your (grand)parents?
Senator, RI
Today's @EPA @USACEHQ rule protects downstream states like RI &ensures #cleanwater for all Americans http://t.co/yn2D5wY0GM #CleanWaterRules
Representative, NY
RT @92Y: Rep. @cbrangel talking w @NY1 before our Ballet for Older Dancers class. Now time to dance! #SeniorHealthFitnessDay http://t.co/8s…
Representative, CO
The #CleanWaterRules will bring 117 million Americans cleaner drinking water.
Representative, CA

REPUBLICANS

Representative, IN
Be sure to check out the job fair we are hosting in conjunction with Bloomington and WorkOne South Central. https://t.co/N28TGJvIqC
Representative, OH
✓ More jobs ✓ Better business ✓ Higher wages More on how trade will help workers & families in #Ohio: http://t.co/gL9qDKYIhh #OH08
Representative, OH
Spoke at the Akron Tax Club luncheon regarding #taxreform #OH16 http://t.co/qAz47xRQXL
Representative, IL
As expected, @EPA’s final rule takes control over even the smallest ditches and puddles http://t.co/KASrIGLnqX #WOTUS #EPA
Senator, AZ
Greeting Marines in #Vietnam with @SenJackReed and @SenDanSullivan - thank you for your service! #SemperFi http://t.co/TtjexayggF
Senator, KS
Pleased to welcome @DHSgov Sec Jeh Johnson to @KState and Kansas. #nbafinks #nbaf http://t.co/Uk4p97dwTL
Representative, TX
ICYMI: Smith Statement on Fifth Circuit Ruling on Immigration Executive Actions http://t.co/RxLEb3Q6gE
Representative, OH
The House passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act to protect hardworking families from #EPA abuse → http://t.co/f0KZsz1DvY #WOTUS
Senator, TX
Amnesty is wrong for America and for the rule of law. Especially when done by illegal executive fiat. https://t.co/JIS6hp4Zhg
Senator, KS
RT @KState: The stage is set for the #NBAF groundbreaking ceremony w/ special guests: @DHSgov secretary & #Kansas politicians. http://t.co/…
Representative, WA
Kicking off #CrawlSpokane at Seven2. Excited to talk about #internet and small business! @InternetAssn http://t.co/40YHzqlAuO
Senator, KS
RT @SenatorHeitkamp: Frustrating @EPA decided 2 finalize #WOTUS rule instead of conducting more consultations & releasing revised rule as o…
Senator, KS
RT @FarmBureau: Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding EPA’s Final WOTUS Rule: http://t.co/L2us7…
Representative, NJ
RT @WPG1450: A severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for our area until 7:00 this evening. Radar shows storms developing... http://t.co…
Representative, KS
God requires 10% of your income, @SenSanders wants everything else. #taxes #tcot http://t.co/oPrcwthX4j
Representative, MI
RT @WLNS: Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for SE Michigan, including Hillsdale County, until 7 pm. #miwx http://t.co/bFewHVy6T8
Representative, WV
We must improve broadband access & #connect WV so we can attract and retain businesses to the state. #CapitoConnect http://t.co/nffvDS91De
Senator, AZ
Must-read from @RHFontaine & @MicheleFlournoy: "Economic Growth Is a National Security Issue" http://t.co/FDr8ZwXnrP via @WSJopinion
Representative, WA
RT @InternetAssn: Excited for #CrawlSpokane with @cathymcmorris today. Crawl with us to discover how Spokane small businesses are using the…
Representative, GA
RT @alfranken: ICYMI Read Al & @Douglas_Collins' bipartisan OpEd in @TheHill: "Jails are no substitute for a mental health system" http://t…
Representative, TX
RT @WoodlandsStuCtr: “The Way Home” Monument Dedication Photo Gallery: http://t.co/5RUBmP8qKc @RepKevinBrady @TheTownshipTX @BruceCTough ht…
Representative, GA
Great to stop by Nix Hardware in Cleveland! Also enjoyed visiting my friend Kevin at Woody's pharmacy!
Senator, ME
Sen Collins welcomes @LaborSec to Maine. They will tour BIW & PNSY to see ME's strong workforce training programs http://t.co/8IiQ4g9U2l
Representative, OH
It’s simple. The president should keep his promises to our #veterans. Retweet if you agree. http://t.co/ymJ2utsAnA
Senator, IL
RT @Marvis_WMBD: @SenatorKirk is in Peoria this morning. He's touring the #ADM facility and talking about trade importance for IL http://t.…
Representative, GA
Great to stop by Nix Hardware in Cleveland and visit with my friend Kevin at Woody's pharmacy. http://t.co/HbcWHELiCm
Representative, KS
Participants in the Alma Town Hall stressed reducing our national debt and regulations burdening small businesses. http://t.co/uFcIWbKYkx
Representative, TX
RT @GOPLeader: Thanks to Chairman @LamarSmithTX21 and @HouseScience for their leadership on this critical bill. #COMPETESAct http://t.co/Ha…
Representative, FL
Today is Sun Screen day, and as you take advantage of beautiful weather in the Sunshine State, remember to take care of your skin!
Representative, VA
It was an honor to meet with local veterans at the Halifax War Memorial, read the @SoBoGazette’s recap here: http://t.co/Sd2WiIWpYj #VA05
Representative, CA
Enjoyed meeting folks at the Asian Heritage Month Celebration in @BuenaParkCA including these Korean American dancers http://t.co/hXgpUTW3gK
Representative, UT
RT @GOPoversight: .@RepMarkMeadows on being chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations https://t.co/tEDESw1WMl
Representative, MI
Representative, TX
RT @haysfreepress: Congressman Lamar Smith: "Individuals in the area should be reassured that everything that can be done is being done."
Senator, FL
Do you agree? Let me know: http://t.co/F96FbO5Gwg http://t.co/8S2xMBrybf
Senator, KY
We must get beyond party labels to find solutions. I'm proud to be in the #southside today to be part of the convo http://t.co/dFzgT7RnyN
Representative, MI
RT @detroitnews: .@SenStabenow, @RepFredUpton push Michigan agenda. http://t.co/DFFfp1oGNr #MPC15
Representative, TX
RT @JohnRHorton: Rep. Lamar Smith on @foxaustin discussing flooding relief efforts in Hays & Travis counties. #TexasFlood http://t.co/1ebPz…
Representative, TX
RT @TexasSentinel: Officials 30 people missin in floodin along Blanco Rivr #CaldwellCounty #GregAbbott #HaysCounty #LamarSmith http://t.co/…
Representative, MI
From my interview with @TheLeadCNN w/@jaketapper yesterday on ISIS and Russia https://t.co/ZcXSetzNdC