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, CA
Congratulations to the @MontereyAq on 30 years of inspiring us about our greatest natural resource. http://t.co/NZR9A0JDym
Representative, NY
Representative, WI
What a great #EarlyVoteRally at @DiscoverMATC with student leaders & @spencercoggs! Engaged students = bright future! http://t.co/5yNyGZ7Vap
Senator, VT
Nobody who works 40 hours a week should be living in poverty. http://t.co/LcLF0I5Etb
Representative, CA
RT @DeniseRushing: From Denise Rushing: "Thank you, Lake County" - Thank you, Congressman Garamendi… Thank you, Lake County. ... http://t.c…
Representative, CA
Students at @UC Davis’s IAD helping world in variety of ways & bringing value back to U.S. http://t.co/IPzWKMelyh http://t.co/Pxxeojaoz1
Representative, PA
GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour http://t.co/e98epZFUqL via @NewsHour
Representative, CA
Students at @UC Davis’s IAD helping world in variety of ways & bringing value back to U.S. http://t.co/IPzWKMelyh http://t.co/ukHsZN4Wy5
Representative, PA
RT @xprize: Help over 250 million children access education with our Global Learning XPRIZE #IGG campaign: http://t.co/4kVw36Ulou #Learning
Representative, MN
Many of my constituents w/ roots in West Africa have lost love ones to Ebola disease. Compassion. Concern. Action. http://t.co/RD4QGIaGNN
Representative, DC
We have not forgotten the long-term unemployed. Join me for a roundtable discussion on Oct. 29 at the Wilson Building http://t.co/oLpNzOoBq3
Representative, CA
Survey of Valley veterans shows modest satisfaction on healthcare http://t.co/N2SzhquK33
Representative, CA
Walnuts, Latin American coffee & Haitian #Ag education. #UCDavis students help in sundry ways http://t.co/IPzWKMelyh http://t.co/x55ka1SKOl
Senator, MN
Always great to leave a field office knowing you're in good hands. Thanks to everyone knocking doors in Duluth! -Al http://t.co/XfirRZ1QjY
Representative, MN
Representative, MN
RT @joshHuder: It's absurd Americans don't have a constitutional right to vote. @keithellison & @repmarkpocan want to change that: http://t…
Representative, CO
RT @coloradolending: @RepPerlmutter Thanks for the recognition! Out of those numbers, we funded 30 women, veteran & minority-owned business…
Representative, NY
Meeting with the Niagara Falls Tourism Board to discuss issues important to the community http://t.co/eRW7Ipu2CX
Representative, MD
Enjoyed attending the Prince George's County NAACP Gala last night, thanked them for all the work they do http://t.co/pQrtfxGtfo
Representative, CA
RT @WhiteHouse: Worth sharing: President Obama on #Ebola, and how we're responding → http://t.co/0nvjFMBLiu
Representative, CO
Glad to see @DeptVetAffairs award @path_intl a grant of $100,000 to support disabled #veterans using #EquineTherapy http://t.co/7I7OoaVK73
Representative, FL
Love it. MT @AmyKDacey: Here's why #IWillVote this November. Make your own graphic at http://t.co/RbaXbJQdVh http://t.co/SwdOx9jRQ3
Senator, NY
In wake of new @usgao food safety report, @SenFeinstein, @SenatorDurbin & I are urging the @USDA to upgrade its poultry bacteria monitoring.
Representative, PA
RT @droidaholic: New post: Fattah Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Pittsburgh's Center for Neural Basis of Cognition http://t.co/UQTcidUmbM
Senator, VT
Happening now: Sen. Sanders is on #MSNBC talking with @WeGotEd about fighting to save the #USPS.
Senator, CA
I joined @SenGillibrand and @SenatorDurbin to call on @USDA to implement stronger standards against food pathogens. http://t.co/sDqKZZZi4x
Representative, PA
Same pundits who predicted disinterest in @BarackObama base in 2012 are at it again.Are they correct or just plain wrong.Tune in @TheRevAl
Representative, IL
Congrats to our friend & outstanding #LGBT advocate @GrantGochnauer, the new @EqualityILL Chairman of the Board! http://t.co/VU729OViGy
Senator, MI
I was in Kalamazoo today with our next Lt Gov, @LisaBrown39. We've had enough of the GOP agenda that is hurting women and our families.
Senator, CA
This stunning @NewYorker short film takes a closer look at the devastating effects of the California drought: http://t.co/zKwTqlT9kL
Representative, FL
Last stop, @UNC! Thx to all of the #tarheels working hard to get out the vote! http://t.co/Zk3DEeK0Lo for more info. http://t.co/7diu4cdb4O
Representative, CA
Still haven't registered to vote? Today is the last day in California. It's quick, easy and can be done online at http://t.co/MRaYBZ8YQW.
Representative, OH
We make things here in Ohio. It's our life, our substance. We can help invent the future of a revitalized American auto industry. #KeepJeep
Representative, CO
Thank you @coloradolending for helping #SmallBiz grow in #Colorado! In 2014 they have already issued 175 loans creating/retaining 1572 #jobs
President, US
Here are ways to do your part before November 15th: http://t.co/6krVpbFR9B #Obamacare
Representative, NY
RT @WhiteHouse: Worth sharing: President Obama on #Ebola, and how we're responding → http://t.co/HbFaQiw7Ww https://t.co/uu7Je5zBXA
Representative, NY
Let's do something about it: http://t.co/nTfDoDLQ2P @NewsHour: Americans consider inequality world’s greatest danger http://t.co/k1tQYgtB1n
Senator, MN
Representative, NY
RT @stellapds: New Florida NY station replaces #hurricaneirene damaged station. @nationalgridus & @RepPaulTonko mark the occasion. http://t…
Representative, TX
Further insight in the @statesman from retired Austin nurse on response to Ebola in the US http://t.co/SfFU4axB6L

REPUBLICANS

Representative, AZ
$2.7 Billion is wasted annually because Medicare and Medicaid haven’t reevaluated the price of wholesale prescription drugs. #scarynumbers
Senator, TX
Representative, MI
RT @SkyNewsTonight: Now on #SkyNewsTonight: @RepMikeRogers says Britain should join the U.S. in attacking the Islamic State in Syria https:…
Representative, MI
RT @danielrhamilton: Great dinner w/ @RepMikeRogers, Chair of US House Intelligence Ctte. Strong voice against isolationist foreign pol. ht…
Representative, OK
RT if you will stand with me and get your Inhofe yard sign today. See pick up locations here: http://t.co/6LeZATZPz1 http://t.co/4a0DWhnbrY
Senator, MO
Cardinal Glennon’s doctors, nurses & staff are there for kids every day. I’m so honored to receive the @CardinalGlennon Crystal Wagon Award.
Representative, TX
Talking ISIS with Admiral Bob Inman in Austin tonight. http://t.co/X7hivvXWw2
Senator, AZ
NYT: "Dozens Killed in Attacks on Shiite Targets in #Iraq- Flurry of attacks included quadruple car bombing" http://t.co/VGr3FEiEaC #ISIS
Representative, TN
Looking forward to joining @AC360 tonight at 7:25 tonight w/ Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about the travel ban.
Representative, CA
Obamacare Customers Afraid to Use Benefits Due to Sky-Sigh Deductibles http://t.co/XEGkUMKOoZ
Representative, AL
Great visiting w/ the #AL05 business community for an update from Sen Sessions at today's @huntsvillealcoc luncheon! http://t.co/agVbTJXDCm
Representative, OK
The federal budget outlook is something we can and must change, but it requires bipartisan cooperation to do so. http://t.co/7l9efPM7J2
Representative, TX
The shale revolution has helped gas prices drop more than $.50/gallon, helping consumers save before the holidays. http://t.co/rPnEcisni7
Senator, TX
#MakeDCListen: if GOP wins the Senate, what should be the top priority of Congress in 2015? VOTE: http://t.co/q9j6whI6MU
Representative, PA
It's simple: Our veterans deserve a #VA that works for them. http://t.co/L5mrXIiGhr http://t.co/OutYaZEej7
Representative, FL
Very impressed w @FIU alumnus who is also a family man + @IRSnews agent and earned highest score of #FL Bar Exam http://t.co/dUVXDE6yCz
Representative, CA
Your tax dollars…NOT at work: Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave http://t.co/luQIhP9aAp
Senator, NH
Roundtable important opportunity to hear from of NH's disability rts community & discuss their legislative priorities http://t.co/UoWwsPD6dm
Senator, TX
On my way! "@mjsamuelson: Phone banking for @JohnCornyn in Bexar County tonight! Come on down to HQ and #KeepItRed
Representative, CA
I've long valued my relationship w/ the Korean American National Unification Advisory Council of Southern California. http://t.co/rVXWzU5kzb
Representative, PA
Creating #BetterJobsMoreOpportunity is a goal we can all agree on. Check out the plan:... http://t.co/Q0rQvoEXlD
Senator, TX
RT @RosenbloomSam: Proud page just voted for the first time for Senator @JohnCornyn! http://t.co/pAPehLjzPe
Representative, TX
How to Pick the Right Health Plan for 2015 http://t.co/WT8PjGHn5t
Senator, FL
When Senate returns to session I will file bill to ban visas to those traveling from #Ebola impacted countries. http://t.co/ycOSBcJYRb
Representative, TX
In Nov, the Eagle Ford Shale will produce 1.61 million barrels of oil per day! #Yes2Energy http://t.co/S0w4BGbK1W
Representative, IL
We must propel our manufacturing sector into the 21st century. Thanks @ShopFloorNAM for the honor! http://t.co/GA4Qc6CHaZ
Representative, OH
.@RepRonKind & I hosted a briefing w @Energy & @EIAgov to ensure we are prepared to handle winter heating challenges: http://t.co/WmlOtWvq1Y
Senator, KY
Our Commonwealth has lost a giant of public service upon the passing of Chief Deputy Mike Hettich of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Representative, OH
Representative, PA
VIDEO of my interview with @TeamCavuto on @FoxNews from earlier today about the govt's handling of #Ebola crisis: https://t.co/uTcKYQ6EhL
Representative, IL
International Infection Prevention Week celebrates the importance of infection prevention and safety #IIPW. RT to help spread the word!
Representative, TN
Cohen criticizes Haslam on Tennessee Promise - http://t.co/UNDawyZLmd #GoogleAlerts
Representative, AL
RT @yhn: "I’m a pro-life conservative, and I’m a woman. But, I haven’t declared war on myself." - @RepMarthaRoby http://t.co/7If3sbG4m2 #Wa
Senator, MO
Great talking w/@MarkReardonKMOX in-studio this afternoon. Listen here: http://t.co/D82yCi93mr http://t.co/zKJPKesIay
Senator, IL
#Congress won't support an Obama-Khamenei deal that condemns our children to a nuclear-armed Middle East http://t.co/szHpxcHvjj
Representative, OH
House Republicans are focused like a laser on #jobs & the economy http://t.co/pc0jyQ1C2D
Senator, IL
While president plans to circumvent Congress in #Iran nuclear deal he'll actually end up uniting Congress http://t.co/DXOxKesgyl @SangerNYT
Representative, SC
Zip codes are for the post office, not for determining our children’s educational future. #SchoolChoice #SupportSchoolChoice
Representative, SC
Pls RT if you support #SchoolChoice; my #CHOICEAct will ensure parents have more choice in their child’s education. (1/2)
Representative, OH
Today I sent a bipartisan letter signed by members of the Ohio delegation to CDC Director Dr. Frieden - read it here: http://t.co/stvj3O6ovG