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, TX
#TX28Tips - How to request a Mortgage Assistance Form from @USTreasury http://t.co/uT8VaHklNb
Senator, MO
So proud of my son who leans in as a father-changing diapers, giving baths, taking walks. #LeanInTogether http://t.co/T7S13fcQue
Representative, CA
RT @RinglingBros: Ringling Bros. Eliminating Elephant Acts in 2018 http://t.co/bQm0EPYxcC
Representative, MA
Workers deserve a union election process that cannot be manipulated to gain unfair advantage. #WorkersRights http://t.co/Nzl1aH9l6B
Representative, FL
Marco Rubio's new tax plan is irresponsible - hurts working families and raises the deficit to help millionaires: http://t.co/5xUGUdDHmS
Senator, NY
Met yesterday w/ leaders from @CWAUnion @CWANewYork @NYSAFLCIO @UAW @Steelworkers about trade deals that hurt workers http://t.co/htLXo5mt0m
Representative, CA
RT @FaithVanGilder: @pcorpsconnect @joekennedy says not a day goes by that he doesn't draw on his Peace Corps service. #morePeaceCorps http…
Representative, CA
RT @pcorpsconnect: If members of Congress aren't home, @PeaceCorps alums are dropping info packets & writing notes. #MorePeaceCorps http://…
Senator, CT
If the court issues a bad ruling in #KingvBurwell families could lose subsidies "almost immediately" http://t.co/TtR2GmVyUj #DontTakeMyCare
Senator, CT
A #SCOTUS ruling to strike down #ACA would be a catastrophe for millions of families—a human tragedy & legal travesty http://t.co/6P4DZwSYLN
Representative, MA
Senate fails to override President Obama's veto of #KeystoneXL pipeline bill http://t.co/ktDncDRBYx
Representative, MN
Humbled to be named among incredible leaders by the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33): http://t.co/LVvsncH7PJ
Representative, IL
RT @Thom_Hartmann: Jan Schakowsky: King V. Burwell Not Justified!: http://t.co/zQjcGWe9ka via @YouTube
Senator, WA
The economy has changed a lot in the last few decades, and it’s time for our tax code to change with it → http://t.co/bqSZK6gwSq
Representative, CT
Here's why local superintendents should think hard about giving tech literate teenagers a snow day. http://t.co/7i4H77x6qP
Representative, CO
Some good old fashioned civil disobedience planned at the @uscapitol today. It's a sled-in!! http://t.co/f7jq3OvHqo #SleddingIsNotACrime
Senator, IN
Joe's D.C. office is closed today due to inclement weather. For assistance, please contact his Indianapolis office at 317-226-5555.
Representative, CA
Great to see so many RPCVs with @pcorpsconnect on the Hill this morning telling #Congress why we need #morepeacecorps! #PCWeek2015
Representative, CA
RT @andreaekruse: #morePeaceCorps is easy and let's get the word out #rpcvs, family and friends!! #peacecorpsweek http://t.co/b06PhUQr0T
Representative, CA
RT @rpcvw: The rare @ericaburman action shot, reminding advocates that every tweet counts! #morePeaceCorps http://t.co/oieutr0m4h
Representative, CA
RT @clairedesoi: Did you know: Peace Corps' spending over all 54 years = 1 week of current federal spending? Talk about bang for your buck.…
Representative, CA
RT @pcorpsconnect: "We spend as much on the Capitol Police as we spend on @PeaceCorps" --@RepSamFarr #morepeacecorps
Representative, CA
RT @pcorpsconnect: "@PeaceCorps is jobs." -- @RepSamFarr #morePeaceCorps
Representative, CA
RT @pcorpsconnect: "Everybody loves @PeaceCorps but no one fights for money for it" -- @RepSamFarr #morePeaceCorps http://t.co/VISjhPhNCO
Representative, CA
Representative, CA
Did you just learn about the tax penalty for being uninsured? Don't panic! Sign up thru @CoveredCA by April 30, 2015 http://t.co/DmMDuz2lUw
Representative, TX
Snow in Dallas and DC this morning!
Senator, CA
The shocking attack on Ambassador Mark Lippert was appalling. My thoughts are with Mark and his family and I wish him a quick recovery.
Representative, DC
RT @WomensPolicyInc: Thanks to Del. Coleman Radewagen, @EleanorNorton @RepDebDingell @RepAdams @janschakowsky @RepCheri... #WPIGala http://…
Representative, OR
Representative, CO
Thanks to @RepRubenGallego for being the 100th cosponsor of #SNDA. It is time to #PassSNDA and protect all students from #discrimination!
Representative, CO
Thanks to @RubenGallego for being the 100th cosponsor of #SNDA. It is time to #PassSNDA and protect all students from #discrimination!
Representative, TX
RT @ElinSuleymanov: Another great #Laredo celebration! This time on #Capitol_Hill in DC. Excellent food by #Palenque_Grill @RepCuellar http…
Representative, PA
RT @PhillyNeuroTalk: @chakafattah Check out our event on "Degeneration in the Aging Brain" on 3/12! http://t.co/Tiw8wdH6Iv
Representative, OH
The Federal Government may be closed today but the Offices of Rep. Marcy Kaptur are open for business in DC & Ohio! http://t.co/51oli9ZJwV
Representative, FL
Congrats to my friend @mitchellakaplan and @BooksandBooks on being named Bookstore of the Year finalist! Good luck! http://t.co/ewX3xqTnJ4
Representative, PR
Participando del 2015 Puerto Rico Health and Insurance Conference http://t.co/hFEK2X48QP
Representative, CA
RT @RepCheri: Let's create American jobs rebuilding roads & bridges. Bigger paychecks & better infrastructure! #MiddleClassFirst http://t.c…
Representative, CA
Neither #SNOW nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these RPCVs from championing the @PeaceCorps! http://t.co/cyDuVLst1b
Representative, CA
RT @FaithVanGilder: @pcorpsconnect Gathering on Capitol Hill on a federal snow day #morepeacecorps http://t.co/2pVySITVvz

REPUBLICANS

Representative, WI
#TBT bringing back @CFPB reform package. Protect consumers & bring accountability to highly unaccountable agency >> http://t.co/IjjKRcVpLZ
Representative, WV
Joining @HoppyKercheval on @WVMetroNews at 11:45 to share the latest from the U.S. Senate. Listen live here: http://t.co/jehbgFfRY8
Representative, WV
RT @NewsmaxTV: Watch @RepMcKinley on @TheForum_NMX abt the Hillary Clinton email scandal at 11:03AM ET - Watch Now http://t.co/QEI5RCGQ3h
Representative, FL
Congrats to @saif305 for joining @FIU as VP of Engagement! He'll work hard for our #GoldenPanthers!
Representative, NE
The Administration's recent effort to restrict 2nd Amendment rights is deeply troubling and must be stopped: http://t.co/PJ1S9LYlyS #NE03
Representative, CA
RT @HouseForeign: Chairman @RepEdRoyce on Hillary #Clinton's use of private email for @StateDept business: "I am deeply troubled..." http:/…
Representative, CA
I am deeply troubled that Secretary Clinton used personal email to conduct official @StateDept business: http://t.co/6sgJQ5rWLw
Representative, IN
Thanks to @WaysandMeansGOP Chairman @RepPaulRyan for his support of Social Impact Partnerships. http://t.co/IdWdURHxtD @RepJohnDelaney
Representative, CO
Disturbed by the assault on US Ambassador to South Korea @mwlippert. I'll be carefully monitoring the investigation into the attack.
Representative, IN
Re-introduced Social Impact Partnership Act with @RepJohnDelaney http://t.co/mHBYFW3fjL
Senator, TN
Corker re: #SongwriterEquityAct: "It’s important that we remember where the music begins and modernize the way songwriters are compensated.”
Senator, TN
ICYMI: Corker, Alexander, Hatch, Whitehouse introduce #SongwriterEquityAct to allow songwriters to receive fair pay http://t.co/qfTO0S5b5W
Representative, TX
Today TX flags fly half-staff for former TX Land Commissioner Bob Armstrong. His service & dedication to #Texas will always be remembered.
Representative, GA
This week, I supported legislation that bolsters long term care of veterans and gives the Secretary of the VA... http://t.co/SIziXwKXlG
Representative, VA
Today's #VA06 Open Door Meeting in Elkton has been cancelled due to weather. Please be safe out there!
Senator, LA
#BirthTourism is a serious problem. It's nuts and should be illegal. I've introduced legislation to end it #NoAmnesty http://t.co/vUopM0ikrw
Representative, NE
RT @nejobsandenergy: Cont: Oil from #KeystoneXL would not be exported because of transport costs and market conditions. #EnergySecurity
Representative, GA
Congrats to @ColumbusState on today's grand opening of their new Military Service Center! Read more here --> http://t.co/kGcZ9meybd
Representative, VA
Thanks to the @VaNationalGuard for standing ready to serve communities throughout the Commonwealth during this storm. http://t.co/xsXDPQW9cX
Representative, VA
RT @RFSOfftheMenu: It’s clear [the #RFS] has caused many negative consequences for American consumers. -@RepGoodlatte via @SmarterFuels: ht…
Representative, CO
Proud to join @RonWyden, @SenRandPaul & others to support legalizing industrial hemp. http://t.co/hc1UeceFl3
Representative, OH
Many thanks to @RepTerriSewell & @RepMarthaRoby for making the #Selma Gold Medal possible. http://t.co/eTNtfakq6g #Selma50
Representative, TN
Introduced #HR1212 this week as part of my continuing fight to stop #FCC Internet takeover. #NetNeutrality http://t.co/EmlYvtoS0n
Senator, AZ
Must-read: "New poll finds major American support for sending U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic State" http://t.co/fchWioo1ld via @OKnox
Representative, CO
Welcome home & thanks to final 10 615th Engineer Company soldiers sent from Ft Carson to Africa to respond to #Ebola http://t.co/6LAYnIibB1
Representative, AR
Blue is snow, red is ice. Check http://t.co/z7ltgJuX4G for updates on road conditions in your area, be safe out there http://t.co/YGCKCteQDG
Senator, AK
RT @SenAngusKing: .@lisamurkowski won’t let a little snow get in the way of our hearing on the #Arctic. Watch here at 10am: http://t.co/9BX…
Representative, IL
Thank you for coming by to meet with me this week, Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, @D_Usupashvili http://t.co/8E601GJXVb
Senator, AK
About to hold a Senate hearing on all the Arctic opportunities for the U.S.. You can watch live at http://t.co/EhrzqEcl7z #ArcticNation
Representative, AR
RT @ryanvaughan: I can't go home yet because the state highway 351 has not been plowed. County roads have... #arwx
Representative, AR
RT @KATV_Weather: OUCH! Look at these wind chills Friday morning! #ARWX http://t.co/RkPfvVCrfn
Representative, WV
Read more about the @EPA excess in revoking a permit for Spruce Mine - YEARS after it had been approved - http://t.co/fKNdqdYU9T #wvpol
Representative, TX
Thank you to the 6,000 #TX32 constituents who participated in my Telephone Town Hall last night. http://t.co/VfUwl6U2md
Representative, WV
As heard on @mikequeen show - our office is hosting a Vets Jobs Fair in Morgantown on Tuesday, 3/11 http://t.co/BL6YmH3QZ7
Representative, MI
Congrats to @jacksoncoffee and Checker Records in Hillsdale for being named one of Michigan's top 10 coffee shops. http://t.co/Y0NxdcxaCL
Senator, TX
The IRS' pattern of corruption - George Will http://t.co/QtQiIxfkAr via @po_st
Representative, TX
RT @UTMSI: Thank you Megan Olmstead and Team @CongCulberson for talking with us about the latest and greatest science happening on our nati…
Representative, TX
#HSA- true answer to #Obamacare RT "@taxreformer: ATR Supports Bill to Expand and Improve Health Savings Accounts http://t.co/WzLCmwlls3”
Representative, WV
Going LIVE with @mikequeen NOW - http://t.co/4QU3JRP9Yq
Senator, TX
Feds press judge to rule by Monday on immigration order stay http://t.co/itHQbNMza9 via @POLITICO