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, PR
Pedro Pierluisi
Aquí mi discurso ante la Cámara de Comercio de Puerto Rico sobre el Informe del GAO https://t.co/Cvbl2gDDMl @Camarapr
Senator, OH
Sherrod Brown
Representing OH farmers is an honor & I thank @OHSoybeanAssoc for legislator of the year award http://t.co/DoSjbfdThj http://t.co/jZBR8yL44u
Senator, WA
Patty Murray
Sen. Murray at @seattlechildren to discuss #lifesciences partnerships w/ academic institutions. #InnovationImpact http://t.co/SIxz9hYRJ9
Representative, NJ
Frank Pallone
Glad to announce $1.5 mil for Manahassett Park & Jackson Woods Park in Long Branch, #NJ for #Sandy repairs http://t.co/GMA199meMU
Representative, MI
Sandy Levin
Today, I helped highlight @DEANEWS's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in #MI - http://t.co/EsoyGU5gWV http://t.co/in9IqHQOeH
Representative, CA
John Garamendi
RT @CBSSacramento: It's a first-of-its-kind program and it's powering UC Davis. http://t.co/SYBgWa3zDw http://t.co/uVBFEXourG
Senator, RI
Sheldon Whitehouse
At @UnivofGeorgia Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, where sea level rise is changing marsh ecosystems. #climatetrip http://t.co/CZki9klgkp
Representative, HI
Colleen Hanabusa
It's official - #Hanabusa2014 is on the ballot. Mahalo for your support! #HISen #HINews http://t.co/8JuLPj6jIw
Representative, CA
John Garamendi
RT @AllDailyRepNews: Garamendi talks about Travis, water http://t.co/OXfA7mTnE7
President, US
Barack Obama
Before the Affordable Care Act, Isaac hit his lifetime coverage limit in a year. #WhatRepealMeans http://t.co/R1cSaZSECk
Representative, CA
Judy Chu
I am excited for @CAPAC’s Congressional Symposium for #APAHM! RSVP at http://t.co/8STJl9WgzV to join the conversation. #AAPI
Representative, HI
Colleen Hanabusa
Mahalo to @SenatorAkaka for standing with us today! #Hanabusa2014 #HISen #HINews http://t.co/AibcVeWacZ
Senator, MN
Al Franken
#MNProud, #BostonStrong. Meet Mike, a Stillwater marathoner who helped another runner get over the finish line: http://t.co/2UGJWngDV4
Senator, NM
Tom Udall
New #veterans jobs site launched: #NM vets can search 4 #jobs, get resume help & more http://t.co/gaXPQzeUmQ @DeptVetAffairs #JoiningForces
Senator, WA
Patty Murray
RT @RoseEgge: Sen @PattyMurray talks about need to fund rsch so bright, yng ppl cont to pursue careers in science #innovationimpact http://…
Representative, CA
Brad Sherman
Honored to speak at the Armenian Genocide Memorial and meet with students from the AGBU Manoogian Demirdjian School http://t.co/nJxmumsOvy
Senator, WA
Patty Murray
RT @PattiTenney: Critical to US leadership in healthcare innovation is academic & industry partnering @Washbio @PattyMurray #InnovationImpa
Senator, WA
Patty Murray
RT @seattlechildren: Sen. @PattyMurray talks about need to fund research so bright, young people continue to pursue careers in science #inn
Senator, WA
Patty Murray
RT @MarkoLiias: Could not agree more! @PattyMurray: "I want our state to be known as a leader in life sciences." #InnovationImpact
Senator, WA
Patty Murray
RT @WSUEcoDevo: .@ESFloyd taking part in life sciences talk w/@PattyMurray. Encourages partnerships & alignment towards life sciences devo…
Representative, CA
John Garamendi
RT @UCDavisCoE: RT @RepGaramendi: Congrats #UCDavis #History Professor Alan Taylor on earning 2nd #Pulitzer Prize http://t.co/4G4AJhLD1s @a
Representative, CA
Nancy Pelosi
A restaurant owner shares why increasing the minimum wage is good for his small business: http://t.co/zF2rm17w9I #raisethewage
Representative, TX
Lloyd Doggett
Preservationist Lloyd Jary, “Pancho Villita” brings good fortune to those who stand under his sombrero! #FiestaSA http://t.co/KPwcdnYLFo
Senator, NY
Chuck Schumer
The Raquette River runs through Colton & offers residents & visitors endless boating, canoeing & kayaking adventures. #NYtownoftheday
Representative, IL
Jan Schakowsky
Take a look! Five Illinoisans on how the Affordable Care Act has helped them! http://t.co/psT8cx7Unb #ACA #Obamacare @CoveredIllinois
Senator, WA
Patty Murray
RT @GlobalWA: "This is an amazing story for our region. It's also an amazing story for our country."~Sen @PattyMurray on work of WAState #g
Senator, WA
Patty Murray
RT @GlobalWA: "We need to make sure we continue to have federal funds to support this work"~Sen @PattyMurray speaking to GlobalWA members t…
Representative, WI
Gwen Moore
I'm so proud to co-introduce the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Resolution with @RepTomReed. Let's support victims this #DenimDay & always.
Senator, VA
Mark Warner
Congrats to @ChancellorDPH on inauguration as chancellor of @uva_wise. Wishing you the best in leading the univ to its next phase of growth.
Senator, NC
Kay Hagan
April is Financial Literacy Month & my bill would help young ppl w/tools they need to make sound fin'l decisions http://t.co/rKIdTZ4Jxd
Senator, VT
Bernie Sanders
The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control: http://t.co/Qjw1lAgdMV
Representative, WA
Rick Larsen
Learned about rail inspections today-key prevention measure to keep communities safe as more crude moves by train in NW WA & nationwide.
Representative, NJ
Frank Pallone
RT @RepJoeGarcia: Join me and @FrankPallone for a Panel Discussion on the effects of sea level rise @univmiami tomorrow at 3:30PM. http://t…
Senator, NM
Tom Udall
Congrats #SilverCity #NM-1st Official Gateway Community along the #ContinentalDivide Trail! @VisitSilverCity http://t.co/sjMw7O0aqm
Senator, NV
Harry Reid
It costs minimum wage workers more each year just to provide the basics for their families. Time to #RaiseTheWage. http://t.co/AmiyyJ1rww
Senator, VA
Tim Kaine
Tomorrow, my staff will host Kaine Connects w/ @DeptVetAffairs Rural Health Outreach Team in Vinton. Please stop by! http://t.co/1Kxos9SKJl
Representative, WI
Ron Kind
Proud to be joined today by Organizing for Action and fellow Wisconsinites who are benefiting from the #ACA http://t.co/RNybDva9Uo
Senator, CT
Chris Murphy
w @SenBlumenthal to meet w health care providers at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital on rise of dangerous heroin use http://t.co/yRtS33q6vE
Representative, NY
Brian Higgins
$21M #HeadStart grant to @CAOErieCounty will foster lifelong appreciation for learning, improve opportunity for youth http://t.co/KleZhMV0ke
Senator, MD
Barbara Mikulski
RT @GovernorOMalley: #MD applauds @SenatorBarb's call for a commission to help find the way forward for #Army & Nat'l Guard! #TeamMaryland

REPUBLICANS

Representative, NE
Lee Terryne
RT @WOWT6News: Overdue honors for World War II vet: http://t.co/dU5ROY3Pl5 http://t.co/9zgM6kXgVq
Representative, FL
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Tal vez ahora la Admin reconocerá q #AbuMazen no es un socio p la paz con #Israel. #Obama debe cesar asistencia a PA http://t.co/lmLFVDULl3 
Representative, TX
Kevin Brady
The beautiful Grimes County Courthouse in Anderson, Texas. http://t.co/QoSXrvwZPV
Senator, WI
Ron Johnson
RT @Heritage: The President's job is to enforce laws, not modify or ignore them. http://t.co/qAA2vsXT6W
Senator, IL
Mark Kirk
The Small BREW Act will unleash the potential of our state's 67 small breweries & help #Illinois entrepreneurs grow. http://t.co/hPVC37s7UN
Representative, NV
Joe Heck
Stopped by @AmericanLegion Post 60 in Laughlin to talk w vets. #NV03 http://t.co/84F2pvVjiz
Representative, TN
Steve Cohen
This has been a blessing, thank you! http://t.co/dPVMqMCoPg
Representative, OH
Bob Latta
Touring The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden at the @ToledoMuseum. #FrenchConnection @franceintheus http://t.co/KYYDyIkniN
Representative, OH
Bob Latta
Welcoming French Ambassador Delattre to the @ToledoMuseum! #FrenchConnection @franceintheus http://t.co/4uprXQycGG
Representative, MN
Erik Paulsen
Trying my hand at some art at the @GildasClubTC opening. Squares will be displayed in the club. http://t.co/addN5XZX7q
Representative, IN
Larry Bucshon
Great discussion in Crawfordsville on rural healthcare w/ @tbrownmdrep & @ToddRokita on the #HoosierHealthcareTour. http://t.co/4f8l7PSgR5
Representative, MN
Erik Paulsen
Last March I visited the new @GildasClubTC under construction. Very happy to be here today for it's grand opening http://t.co/03Ikl80tgk
Representative, FL
Daniel Webster
Visited David, Shannon & Josh Hildalgo, family owners @GreenLightFire, where they assemble ready-made wood campfires http://t.co/J2TbfSAGOn
Representative, NE
Lee Terryne
Pleased to present the #Nebraska Regional Poison Center with a copy of the Poison Center Network Act this afternoon. http://t.co/lMUbCDHtnx
Representative, LA
John Fleming
Even the Obama Administration can't make #Obamacare work. http://t.co/moQJh0e3rx
Representative, TN
Diane Black
.@Freebeacon: Administration Has Missed More Than Half of #Obamacare Deadlines http://t.co/EENX7Dw749
Representative, PA
Mike Fitzpatrick
What a pleasure to meet with #Marine veterans Jay Knight and Denny Salisbury on Monday at the Travis Manion... http://t.co/97y4HxVTjn
Representative, IN
Todd Rokita
Representative, AL
Rep. Martha Roby
Unreal..."#IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes" via @AP http://t.co/xWcbxRbKBP
Senator, TX
Ted Cruz
Disturbing: "The IRS generally doesn't consider conduct issues when administering bonuses." http://t.co/TwG9tJJcxV #IRS
Representative, IL
John Shimkus
Filling up with E-85. This is what the price differential should always be. http://t.co/QpWz4v5ICd
Senator, TX
John Cornyn
Senator, TX
John Cornyn
Never underestimate the innovation and resourcefulness of the free enterprise system http://t.co/n2twl3EvoS The director of the Unite...
Representative, MT
Steve Daines
@BarackObama's latest #Keystone delay hurts Montana jobs. No more excuses -- it's #TimeToBuild http://t.co/aEvKDFFwta
Representative, UT
Jason Chaffetz
CNN Panel Bursts Out Laughing At State Dept’s Answer About Hillary’s Accomplishments http://t.co/eVCKuVRovX via @ConservaVideos
Representative, KY
Hal Rogers
Enjoying Georgia Peach Pie with the WestCare Foundation at the @RxSummit http://t.co/Dp66tkWKfq
Representative, UT
Jason Chaffetz
Talking about IRS bonuses tonight on @gretawire during the 5:00pm MT hour
Representative, SC
Tim Scott
When parents have a choice, kids have a chance. The #CHOICEAct is a vital part of my #OpportunityAgenda. More: http://t.co/RUiZBlEx5t
Senator, TN
Lamar Alexander
Will be on @WilliamJBennett's radio show tmrw, 8:05 AM ET, to discuss "Republican Enablers v. Democratic Mandators": http://t.co/O11AI9nSSW
Representative, FL
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Uniting w #Hamas proves #AbuMazen not interested in peace + never was. No taxpayer $$ can go 2 PA/Hamas gov’t http://t.co/Iug7dCPCn5 @Kredo0
Representative, MI
Bill Huizenga
Great to talk w/ students from @rpschools about the importance of financial literacy & impact of debt #RocketCityUSA http://t.co/DaqWdDTq07
Senator, IL
Mark Kirk
RT @RJCHQ: Abbas has courted Hamas before. In 2011, @SenatorKirk warned, Aid to Fatah-Hamas Axis Would Be Illegal http://t.co/XD3UNsIc82
Senator, IL
Mark Kirk
Hamas terrorists have killed 26 Americans. If Hamas & Fatah form unity govt per current law US must cut off aid to PA http://t.co/9qWCC7MzAd
Representative, KS
Tim Huelskamp
Finally a Court gets it right! AL Supreme Court: Unborn has 'inalienable' right 2 life '@ all stages of development' http://t.co/GZCbRE6qiJ
Representative, TX
Bill Flores
RT @WacoChamber: @RepBillFlores commending WISD /University High for prepping students with real skills with Educators Credit Union. http:/…
Representative, OH
John Boehner
Enjoyed meeting with some of #Ohio's finest #farmers yesterday. PHOTO → https://t.co/lL08Lg39ud #OH08
Representative, KY
Hal Rogers
Thanks to actress @maffyfitz for her gracious efforts at the @RxSummit http://t.co/GTEO6lXqOb
Representative, OH
Steve Stivers
Happy 106th to the @USArmyReserve! I couldn't be more proud to be a part of such a historic organization.
Senator, NH
Kelly Ayotte
Tune in - will be joining @HowieCarrShow @ 5:30 pm
Representative, KY
Hal Rogers
Actress Melanie Griffith is visiting with folks at the @RxSummit - attendees can join us in the Expo area http://t.co/KAaGffvV3Z