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, FL
RT @SethPlatt: @RepTedDeutch was the moment of zen on @TheDailyShow #mishegas
Senator, CT
RT @samsteinhp: after some drama. we have a confirmed ambassador to russia.
Representative, FL
Yiddish is hilarious. https://t.co/6SiUCI28Ik
Representative, MD
RT @TheDailyEdge: BREAKING: US economic growth surges 4% as jobless claims fall to new 8-year low. GOP to sue Obama. http://t.co/2Nv7ULIGU4
Representative, NY
I joined other Upper West Side officials in a statement against the potential Met Opera lockout: http://t.co/1dlYXQzY0T
Senator, NJ
GREAT NEWS!#AutismCARES Act heads to Pres’ desk. I’m proud this is moving fwd to help families cope w/#autism. #icare http://t.co/LNTEdAs9fC
Senator, MN
Passed vets bill tonight and short term highway funding!
Senator, PA
I'm pleased the Senate came together to pass the much needed #VA reform bill to help provide our #veterans with the care they deserve.
Representative, CA
Stressful day at work? Walk it out. #samfarrchallenge http://t.co/jJ8n3lgCkv
Senator, CT
RT @DSenFloor: Sen. Enzi blocked Director Office of Foreign Missions, Deputy Rep to the UN, Deputy Rep to UN General Assembly (4/4)
Senator, CT
RT @DSenFloor: Sen. Enzi blocked Amb to Slovenia, Rep for Nuclear Nonproliferation, Director General for Foreign Service, Asst Sec of State…
Senator, CT
RT @DSenFloor: Sen. Enzi blocked Ambassadors to Vietnam, Paraguay, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Moldova, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Guatemala, Rwanda…
Senator, CT
RT @DSenFloor: Sen. Enzi blocked Ambassadors to Timor Leste, Zambia, Albania, Palau, Sierra Leone, Lesotho, Namibia, Jamaica, Bosnia/Herzeg…
Senator, CT
RT @DSenFloor: Sen. Menendez asked consent to confirm Todd Robinson to be Ambassador to Guatemala. Sen. Enzi objected, citing "nuclear opti…
Senator, CT
RT @DSenFloor: Sen. Menendez asked consent to confirm Mark Lippert to be Ambassador to South Korea. Sen. Enzi objected.
Senator, CT
RT @DSenFloor: Sen. Menendez asked consent to confirm John Tefft to be Ambassador to Russia. Sen. Enzi objected, citing "nuclear option".
Senator, CT
And now, to cap the night off, Senate GOP blocks vote on our Ambassador to Russia. Reckless. Dangerous. Infuriating.
Senator, NY
RT @_mallika9: Interns at @SenGillibrand's NYC office proudly support her #CASAct to end campus sexual assault. #notalone http://t.co/Hfdux…
Senator, NJ
WATCH LIVE: Calling for passage for #Venezuela Defense of #HumanRights+Civil Society Act on @DSenFloor. http://t.co/Nw9OPtKLp6
Representative, FL
RT @UnitedFreeSyria: Thank you @RepTedDeutch for being a consistent voice to help #syria and stop #assads massacres. #caesar risked his lif…
Senator, NY
.@HuffingtonPost piece on our bipartisan #CASAct: "Party Lines Fall By Wayside For Bipartisan College Rape Bills" http://t.co/KbOcDXkVob
Representative, HI
Help our team reach more voters: volunteer with #TeamHanabusa on Election Day! #HISen http://t.co/GAmWRjooFn http://t.co/Yy4ITW9czj
Senator, NV
RT @burgessev: Reid tries AGAIN to pass Iron Dome aid for Israel. GOP objects.
Senator, VA
Proud to support this compromise-major step toward restoring trust of vets & fixing issues that have plagued VA http://t.co/v62CzhwDH6
Representative, GA
RT @ajconwashington: Waiting in house basement on border bill news. Earlier David Scott told me it's an "insult to the American people" to …
Senator, CO
Passage of #bipartisan VA-reform bill will improve accountability & help our nation's #veterans access care faster: http://t.co/tP1cuuBhRF
Senator, CA
The bill just passed by the Senate is a significant step toward ensuring veterans have timely access to health care. http://t.co/NiLsCCH8s2
Senator, NJ
Voted for #HighwayTrustFund extension,but would rather us find a long-term solution,instead of the short-term patches http://t.co/DsbJUxl8lL
Senator, DE
Astonishing that Congress is walking away from its responsibility to deal with the humanitarian crisis on our border. http://t.co/AUq0o1xFOF
Senator, WA
Sen. Murray's statement on Senate passage of #VAreform legislation: http://t.co/x6k8lm8mEF
Senator, NH
Incredible news - NH vets will soon be able to receive health care closer to their homes. Read more: http://t.co/Lo5Uy8qbvT
Senator, CA
Pleased the Senate extended the Highway Trust Fund. Next step is a long-term solution to maintain and upgrade our roads and bridges.
Senator, CT
Gotta feel good about passage of Vets bill. On a day of partisan messiness, a true breakthrough.
Senator, MI
I voted for the bipartisan Veterans Affairs reform bill because our veterans deserve to get the care they need, when they need it.
Senator, MI
The Veterans Affairs accountability and reform bill passed by the Senate today shows that we can still get things done when we work together
Senator, NH
So glad Meriam Ibrahim and her family arrived safely in Manchester. Read my statement w/@KellyAyotte welcoming her: http://t.co/Pznf4ZZiqf
Senator, VT
NEWS: Senate Passes Veterans Health Care Bill: http://t.co/D7vy8d1WsY #Veterans #VA
Senator, WV
Pleased to support legislation that will improve veterans’ access to medical services at the #VA facilities: http://t.co/JS8l4wZWv4
Senator, DE
Voted tonight for the bipartisan compromise bill to help fix the VA. The VA needs real reforms and it needs them now.
Senator, WV
We must continue working to provide the VA with the resources it needs so our vets can access the care they earned & deserve. (3/3)

REPUBLICANS

Senator, NH
RT @UnionLeader: Meriam Ibrahim welcomed to NH family says U.S. is offering asylum http://t.co/JYeefOzlhB
Senator, MO
Retweet if you agree the debate over care for our heroes shouldn’t be about what’s best for #VA, but what’s best for America’s #veterans.  
Senator, MO
Senate passage of bipartisan #VA bill is big step in right direction to give our #veterans quality care they deserve
Senator, TX
RT @DBrandewie: Sen @JohnCornyn just tried to call up his bipartisan plan to address the border crisis. Sen. Mikulski objected.
Senator, UT
How our Broken Accreditation System Increases College Costs: http://t.co/ajqUgKADvY @RepDeSantis
Representative, SC
Come out & honor Vietnam War era vets this Saturday, 10 am at 1st Baptist Church of Columbia! http://t.co/PW0rQ2SKoN http://t.co/FD9yQJKKih
Representative, TX
RT @WSJopinion: The House lawsuit against Obama is necessary to protect the Constitution’s separation of powers. http://t.co/jhYaGGIUFA
Representative, TN
Talk about a much needed break from today's craziness - great night playing bass for the 2nd Amendments.
Senator, OK
The Senate has passed over $4 billion tonight in the #Runuptorecess http://t.co/mZQXGozwJD
Senator, TN
Corker: Congress should enact cost-effective #VA reforms that don’t put in place yet another long-term unfunded liability.
Senator, TN
Corker: #VA bill rushed through without thoroughly reviewing full fiscal impact on future generations. http://t.co/UrBwF0E7LJ
Senator, AZ
Proud that Senate passed VA reform legislation tonight 91-3, now headed to President for signature. Full stmt: http://t.co/W70BQ44Uvq
Senator, SD
Spoke w/ @jhinderaker about the president's "crisis of competence." Full interview can be found here: http://t.co/kv7DaYcNy0 @IngrahamAngle
Senator, NH
Voted against Senate Dems' spending bill, which doesn't include any policy reforms to address border crisis http://t.co/WWHsn8dd4G
Senator, NH
Meriam Ibrahim has inspired the world w her extraordinary courage &resilience. So glad she &her family arrived in NH http://t.co/4zPTuGHLTY
Senator, AZ
Pleased to support compromise bill to provide the #VA with additional resources & flexibility necessary to give vets the care they deserve
Senator, NH
Passage of VA bill is great news for NH veterans http://t.co/CTR73boI6U
Representative, OK
Senate passed VA Reform Bill allowing new VA clinic to open in Tulsa, OK. RT if you agree this is a BIG WIN for OK! http://t.co/xNj08wSHoQ
Senator, KS
Our nation’s veterans should be treated like patriots, & they deserve care from a grateful nation–pleased the Senate & House came together
Senator, IL
POTUS should designate pro-#Russia rebel groups as terrorist orgs to make #Putin pay a heavy price for violence. http://t.co/ayZOsdtCBE
Representative, UT
Clinton on Sept. 10, 2001: I could have killed bin Laden but 'I didn't' http://t.co/pfPrgqgXk4 via the @FoxNews Android app
Senator, AL
Senate Dems Vote With Majority Leader Reid To Block Sen. Sessions' Motion To Halt Obama’s Executive Amnesty | http://t.co/27eteFwuk3
Senator, AL
Sen. Sessions' budget motion kills Senate Dems $3 billion immigration border bill | http://t.co/S0O4t07uXT
Senator, AR
My statement on the President's request for a blank check to deal with the border crisis: http://t.co/80ROcnNBPk
Senator, TX
A tale of two hospitals: Hamas‘ actions are a war crime. Israel’s are one of the great, unsung humanitarian missions http://t.co/IjIVPNpW1k
Senator, PA
Voting for VA accountability/more health care options for vets. Vets should be first in line for the best quality medical care.
Senator, IN
Tonight I voted against the Senate majority’s $3.57 billion supplemental appropriations bill. My explanation: https://t.co/xI8bOcwEBc
Representative, UT
Federal Court Releases Hold on Fast & Furious Docs Case http://t.co/MC9wWtL8kD
Representative, FL
Met w State Dept officials 2 discuss political prisoners in #Cuba + increase of violent repression by #Castro regime. http://t.co/jgLkPBfW2F
Representative, NM
On today's Border Bill decision: We decided it is more important to get the policies right than to go home. http://t.co/Bt8irlAw82
Representative, NE
Have a question of your own? Tweet me using #Talk2Lee. I look forward to hearing from you.
Representative, NE
Watch my latest episode of Lee T.V. where I answer questions from my constituents. >> http://t.co/0KgARVwb3W
Representative, NC
RT @NCCapitol: #NCGA lawmaker Rep. Jason Saine, R-Mecklenburg, wins ALEC Lawmaker of the Year for 2014: http://t.co/JLOcmMlI6c #ncpol
Representative, TX
Agreed! --> "I don’t believe death should be a taxable event.” - @RepDaveCamp http://t.co/8eZquRPd8l
Senator, AR
Spent a min watching this before votes. Great reminder of excellent teachers in AR & across the US #ThankYouTeachers http://t.co/bMB1aW3xzk
Senator, AZ
Video: My floor speech on the border crisis and Democrats' refusal to allow a vote on any amendments: https://t.co/z39ZUt8kWT #Arizona
Senator, KY
Tele-townhall with Kentuckians. Talking #Coal and #Obamacare http://t.co/D7c1LqGyos
Representative, NY
Honored to have my office participate at Medals Award Ceremony for WWII Army Veteran Richard Howland (deceased), at Ghent VFW today. #NY19
Senator, AZ
Today I intro'd The #Obamacare Opt-Out Act w/ Sen Barrasso- gives Americans freedom to opt-out of individual mandate http://t.co/TquvF9wlr1
Representative, TN
I always enjoy showing the Capitol to Memphians. Here's a 2008 #TBThursday w/New Olivet Church&Rev. Whalum Jr. #tbt http://t.co/Zpd2kQL6pu