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, HI
Mahalo to Governor Ben Cayetano for all of your hard work and support. We really appreciate it. #HISen #Hanabusa2014 http://t.co/7pkpLCxbhI
Representative, FL
RT @FAANews: FAA Statement–FAA Lifts Flight Restrictions for Ben Gurion International Airport http://t.co/AHTBVPFSYB
Representative, MN
RT @GreenBiotechie: @keithellison It also means not giving you your checks at all or in a timely manner, then "laying you off" when you ask…
Senator, AK
Honored to receive award w/ @RepDonYoung Thanks to members of National Guard for all the work you do for our country http://t.co/N8ouNfWq67
Representative, HI
RT @colettemasu: Reppin' the Big Island at #HawaiiOnTheHill!! Thank you to @ColleenHanabusa's intern Chandler for helping! Mahalos! http://…
Senator, LA
Happy Birthday to the best Dad ever, Moon Landrieu!
Representative, CA
RT @andrew_creasey: Some grants on the way for Yuba-Sutter airports and economic development http://t.co/codWtm41Ug
Representative, CO
BREAKING: a federal judge just struck down Colorado's gay marriage ban, bringing us one step closer to true equality. http://t.co/20UDV8a5o4
Representative, FL
UN probes alleged war crimes by #Israel defending its citizens rather than #Hamas using human shields? Human rights council? #Travesty
Representative, MD
Enjoyed speaking w House interns today & telling them about my own experience as an intern on Capitol Hill in the 60s http://t.co/21OKbRZDuW
Senator, IA
Thanks to @AAPD for this honor. You have been a great partner in promoting equal opportunities for #PWD! http://t.co/B46kGMqGv2
Senator, MI
Construction began today on @michiganstateu's FRIB! It will bring jobs and world-class research to Michigan. http://t.co/PVTi6L5Cfk
Representative, MD
I commend Senate Foreign Relations Committee on approving U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons w Disabilities http://t.co/q8BjL9ieVg
Representative, MD
I hope Senate will take up human trafficking bills House passes this wk so we can end plague of human trafficking http://t.co/kxzE96OKuz
Representative, HI
.@nickgrube from @CivilBeat is back in #Hanabusa2014 headquarters talking story with the Colleen. Mahalo! #HISen http://t.co/mHTPp1vR4U
Senator, CT
Joining @allinwithchris in 5 minutes to talk about recent developments on #MH17. Tune in
Representative, CA
It's time to do our job of passing stable, lasting laws that help build America’s middle class. http://t.co/aM3yGfpCDF #MiddleClassFirst
Representative, HI
Mahalo to all of the volunteers working in our office today! I am humbled by your trust and support. #HISen http://t.co/qaVDAaWopp
Representative, FL
UN probes alleged war crimes by a nation defending its citizens rather than terrorists using human shields? Human rights council? Really?
Representative, IL
My Letter to #Walgreens Expressing my Opposition to them Potentially Relocating their Headquarters to Sweden http://t.co/B5BE925mnU
Representative, FL
RT @tabletmag: How many skyscrapers could Hamas have built with the concrete they used for their underground tunnels? Seven. http://t.co/XA…
Senator, IA
Senator, IN
Great game with @SenDanCoats and our staff tonight at our second annual Indiana softball game on the mall. -Joe http://t.co/IC66fQ9PEF
Representative, CO
My thoughts are with Pat Bowlen, the Bowlen family and the entire #Broncos organization. Pat built an outstanding #Denver sports legacy.
Representative, CA
Talked "Soils, Vines & Wine" with #UCDavis grad students at my DC office. #California #Ag http://t.co/Fjvjbbvovh
Representative, NY
Pleasure to meet w US Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, and learn more about one of our most important alliances http://t.co/heqeM7GaVt
Senator, CT
"Senators attempt to bring overseas jobs back home" via @WTNH http://t.co/Y59hR4tapC
Representative, IL
By going on August recess w/o a vote to #RenewUI Speaker Boehner would be turning his back on millions of Americans! http://t.co/on5Lkb3BGG
Representative, MD
I thank @RepKarenBass @RepSeanMaloney @RepBeatty for their leadership in introducing leg to combat human trafficking http://t.co/vJD9Qsm8el
Representative, IL
Today was our 6th #WitnessWednesday, focusing on the need to #RenewUI. I read a story from Ilanal. Read it here: https://t.co/ggosVH9tdO
Senator, OR
Great report by tomorrow’s hearing witness @RebeccaVallas. #SSDI: A Bedrock of Security for American Workers http://t.co/DtVgNnGEuh
Senator, MD
RT @MDOTNews: Team MD @SenatorBarb & @SenatorCardin fight for long-term Fed. transportation investments to create more #MDJobs http://t.co/…
Senator, RI
.@SenAngusKing Thanks for holding today's hearing on the #DISCLOSE Act. Appreciated the opportunity to testify. http://t.co/2pA91bhbec
Representative, PA
RT @NBCNightlyNews: More than 10 million Americans got health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, study finds http://t.co/av4GBR2ZdM #…
Senator, IA
VIDEO: The Senate must consider #CRPD & reaffirm America's leadership on disability rights. http://t.co/20noJfcC1h
Representative, MN
RT @AlanLSimmons: Wage theft & under-the-table pay reduce your Social Security Retirement or Disability payments. Impacts FICO score @keith
Representative, PA
RT @US_DreamAcademy: Congrats! #MyBrothersKeeper - commitment from 60 urban school districts to improve educational outcomes for boys of co…
Representative, CA
The facts are in and the truth is kids prefer healthy school lunches. http://t.co/kCNZ20dRTE #SaveSchoolLunch
Representative, MD
Pleased @HouseAdm_Dems held hearing on Presidential Commission on Election Admin recommendations today #votingrights http://t.co/LecJ01QeeA

REPUBLICANS

Representative, SC
14) Order the Dept of State and USCIS to enforce public charge provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. #ObamaActNow
Representative, AR
RT @JJasonHarrell: New bar top. Looking for a brass bell. #Initial Success or Total Failure. @DarrellIssa @thekeithman @RepRickCrawford htt…
Representative, SC
Morning! I'm still tweeting things @BarackObama could do right now to solve the border crisis using #ObamaActNow. Time to act Mr. President.
Representative, TN
3 legal groups sue TennCare, saying state is 'depriving residents of Medicaid coverage' | Times Free Press http://t.co/1NElBE5sVX
Representative, SC
Things POTUS can do now to secure the border 13) Stop using taxpayer money to advertise welfare benefits in foreign countries #ObamaActNow
Senator, KS
Robba & I were sad to hear about the fire that destroyed Abilene's Great Plains Theatre (@GPTandME) tonight http://t.co/JmTscfLg4v
Representative, SC
12) Verify legal status through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program. #ObamaActNow
Representative, TN
RT @philash14: @RepCohen Never understood why Repubs thought is was important to prevent more people from getting health insurance.
Representative, IL
RT @KCCncted: Fox River Trail, Illinois Prairie Path Make List of Top 100 in North America http://t.co/HvUn9ZStTB
Representative, SC
Things POTUS can do now to secure the border 11) Implement the biometric entry-exit system enacted by Congress in 1996 #ObamaActNow
Senator, TX
Yes -- don't you?! “@blakehounshell: Ted Cruz eats Chik-Fil-A for breakfast? http://t.co/yfMOJos0ba”
Representative, SC
Things POTUS can do to secure the border 10) ICE must resume worksite efforts, such as removing illegals held at worksites #ObamaActNow
Representative, AZ
I had a great time at the @GenOpp #CreepyCare -nival tonight and made a new friend. https://t.co/7UGjjLpc4E http://t.co/5sbI6xRk98
Representative, SC
Yup, still tweeting things @BarackObama could do right now to solve the border crisis using #ObamaActNow. Time to act Mr. President.
Representative, SC
9) Expedite removing illegals with immigration courts at Nat’l Guard detention facilities & HHS accommodations for UACs #ObamaActNow
Senator, AZ
RT @Frostbe: Thanks @JeffFlake for speaking with ASU's MBA class today about crossing the aisle to get things done in the Senate. http://t.…
Representative, NV
Amazing #Women4Heck Ice Cream Social w/ Barbara Cegavske, as volunteers called thousands of women across #NV03! http://t.co/y498YjsUtB
Representative, TX
Great hearing about the important work that Texas doctors are doing for our state. Thanks @texmed for stopping by! http://t.co/aMBgWJhwuf
Representative, MI
RT @stevennelson10: It's been a year since the Amash amendment vote. Rep. @justinamash evaluates progress http://t.co/pnQg5vwcer
Representative, TX
Halbig v. Burwell is about determining whether the president, like an autocrat, can levy taxes on his own. http://t.co/yRTQFeQMRS
Representative, FL
Met with @AgudathIsraelIL + reiterated my unwavering support 4 #Israel + my commitment 2 fighting anti-Semitism. http://t.co/5Tz97CVMm8
Senator, AZ
RT @Kredo0: BREAKING: Senate moves new bill to require Congressional approval of any Iran deal & reimpose sanctions http://t.co/x9ifUObtLi
Representative, SC
Things POTUS can do now to secure the border 8) Build the fence required by the 2005 Secure Fence Act. #ObamaActNow
Representative, FL
No matter how busy + hectic things get @uscapitol, it always brightens my day when I meet my #SoFL constituents http://t.co/66zHj523du
Representative, FL
Dije en @CNNEE que tenemos que apoyar a #Israel en su tiempo de necesidad, no podemos ciegarnos a las amenazas.https://t.co/ZLMbKfCLkx
Representative, SC
7) If HHS finds illegal relatives of a minor living in the US, DHS must reunite and remove them both #ObamaActNow
Senator, SD
Followed up on grain car backlog in a letter to @CP today underscoring the need for rail cars & locomotives on regular basis.
Representative, FL
#Militarydogs r key 2 the safety of our #troops + r saving our #veterans @ home. Proud 2 honor them w @AmericanHumane http://t.co/LANug7YTkl
Representative, NM
I stand by our Israeli allies and their effort to permanently end terrorist attacks on civilians. http://t.co/F8RP4xGfI4
Representative, FL
Our office pup Maya sure had a ball w my staff @ the #bigheartpetbrand event. We love to spoil her! #MayaandFriends http://t.co/uqWA10JZXY
Representative, AK
The bond shared between our service members and their military working dogs should not be broken. https://t.co/UwKB2dDjzp
Representative, NE
Watch my latest episode of Lee T.V. Have a ? of your own? Tweet to me using #Talk2Lee or visit my website. >> http://t.co/PERkOzdxr7
Representative, SC
Things POTUS can do now to secure the border 6) Require HHS to provide accommodations for UACs within 100 miles of the border #ObamaActNow
Representative, MO
Honored to attend the Army's Twilight Tattoo this evening & see the Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps. Very impressive. http://t.co/tzLqN0OZho
Representative, TN
Joining @LarsLarsonShow at 8pm ET to talk about my efforts to end #DACA & stop Pres. Obama's amnesty program that created #BorderCrisis.
Representative, FL
We must hold #Qatar responsible for supporting #Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization. http://t.co/0l0zq3gDEM @PresidentPeres
Representative, FL
TOMORROW: MENA hrng on struggle 4 #civilsociety in #Egypt. Witnesses frm @usgao @FreedomHouseDC @IRIglobal @NDI @ICFJ http://t.co/YXpDuupaYC
Senator, AZ
Introduced amd't today to spur companies to reinvest foreign earnings back into US #economy, create jobs: http://t.co/kGKiECt5ZU
Representative, WI
Join Paul Ryan tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET as he discusses “Expanding Opportunity in America" at @AEI. Read more here: http://t.co/Pvz8fcd4la
Representative, WA
Was honored to deliver testimony in support of the ABLE Act today. Much thanks @SenBobCasey for the invitation Watch: http://t.co/96G6fGP0Af