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
Thank you, New Orleans, for your resilience & for serving as a beacon of renewal & inspiration to America. #Katrina10 http://t.co/N5FyQ2rO6U
Senator, CT
RT @brianschatz: I don't know what I'm going to do with this life-sized Michael Jordan. But I'm glad I bought it. http://t.co/eWvmpJf1UG
Representative, VA
Had a great time at the Africana Virginia Beach festival today! http://t.co/zfvsuvw29n
Representative, CA
Glad voice of @Dodgers, Vin Scully, will return. No doubt he's best. I say that as native Bostonian & @redsox fan! http://t.co/QoJ7UytHNq
Representative, DC
We celebrate Louisiana's resilience 10 years after Katrina. We avoid its signal about climate change at our peril. Long live New Orleans!
Representative, OH
Together we must move toward full economic recovery for every Ward and City impacted along the Gulf Coast and every American #Katrina10Years
Representative, WI
RT @ZerlinaMaxwell: @RepGwenMoore @HuffingtonPost Thank you Congresswoman! :)
Representative, OH
I join others today in remembering #Katrina10, the lives lost & devastation experienced. As New Orleans rebuilds so does the entire Nation.
Representative, NJ
Great time talking about the importance of #education at @InAsburyParkNJ Back to School Block Party http://t.co/Z0hAFjSFu4
Representative, WA
Trees down! Trees down!! 196th and hwy 99 in Lynnwood. The wind them knocked over. @EverettHerald http://t.co/KyTObIbEW4
Senator, PA
Congratulations to #RedLandLL! On to the world championship! http://t.co/6kdsfmMWJC
Representative, WA
I’m ready for the West Coast battle tonight with #SEAvsSD! #GoHawks #12Man
Representative, MD
Led ltr w @Clyburn to @SecBurwell on @HHSGov enforcing reviews of health insurance premium increases. http://t.co/AqInnEqtpj
Representative, IL
This week marks 10 years since #HurricaneKatrina. We remember those affected by one of America's deadliest storms. http://t.co/hR3FGZvjg2
Senator, NY
Saddened to hear of the passing of the great @NYIslanders coach Al Arbour, a NY sports legend. #NHL
Senator, OR
Tremendous thanks to the @RedCross for its rapid response to the evacuations in Prairie City http://t.co/5Es29GBZdN
Representative, FL
Amazing meeting in Minneapolis this week. Proud to be a member of the party that's fighting every day for our country's future. #Dems15
Representative, CA
Despite significant progress, there's still work ahead. Read @FSCDems fact sheet on housing in New Orleans #Katrina10 http://t.co/GIBluuWsKb
Representative, CA
New Orleans has made tremendous progress in the last few years, becoming the first city to effectively end veteran homelessness #Katrina10
Representative, CA
While the # of public housing units are down, @HUDgov-assisted housing has increased due to more Housing Choice Vouchers #Katrina10
Representative, CA
.@FSCDems also secured authorization of 3,000 new vouchers to house the homeless, including those displaced in New Orleans #Katrina10
Senator, CT
RT @edatpost: DEADLY SUMMER: With two more killed Friday night, D.C. homicide count now equals 2014’s http://t.co/TI8byf01r0
Representative, VA
Attended the installation service for Rev Samuel Green III at St Johns Church of God In Christ in Newport News. http://t.co/f21emGcrik
Representative, CA
.@FSCDems fought to stop public housing demolition in New Orleans and guarantee right of return for displaced residents #Katrina10
Representative, NY
10th Anniversary Harlem Green Tour - Aug 29 until 5pm : NYC Parks http://t.co/mussbQaVxb via @nycparks
Representative, CA
The @FSCDems & @FinancialCmte held 16 hearings to address the Gulf Coast recovery, including 6 in New Orleans and Gulfport, MS #Katrina10
Representative, NY
RT @Elbarriotours: Nothing like summer BBQ's in East Harlem #Spanish Harlem #NYC http://t.co/PvGQfWIoGY
Representative, CA
Housing in NOLA has gotten more unaffordable since Katrina. Between 2000 and 2009, the median gross rent increased by 89 percent #Katrina10
Representative, CA
Poor & working-class areas had the most housing damage from flooding because they were in lower elevations & had older homes #Katrina10
Representative, CA
RT @jameshperry: Few elected officials came through for those who suffered in Katrina. @MaxineWaters was/is a hero for the people of #NOLA
Representative, VA
Good turnout today at Southeast Day sponsored by First Church of Newport News (Baptist) w/ Rev & Mrs Reginald Dawkins http://t.co/JFg5Z8ED0a
Representative, CA
Patterns of housing discrimination resulted in Af. Americans disproportionately living in most flood prone areas of New Orleans #Katrina10
Representative, MD
Have you entered our #MD04 lottery for a chance to see the @Pontifex? Check out my website for details to enter http://t.co/YO4dHXRpjM!
Representative, CA
According to @NatUrbanLeague, a history of inequality helps explain why black & low-income residents were hit hardest by #Katrina10
Representative, CO
Last town hall of August recess (our 9th in a month!) in Lafayette #copolitics http://t.co/U0Qf6BzpBl
Representative, CA
More than 1 million people in the Gulf Coast region were displaced as a result of the hurricane #Katrina10
Representative, CA
Hurricane Katrina was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. More than 1,800 lives lost & over 1,500 in Louisiana alone #Katrina10
Representative, CA
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, we celebrate the strength and resilience of the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast #Katrina10
Representative, CA
Did you miss my drought forum? Read all about it & my approach to drought relief in this @Recordnet piece: http://t.co/7nV62UK78X #CAdrought
Representative, MD
RT @AmericanLegion: ,@repdonnaedwards to #ALConvention: Morphing @DeptVetAffairs into @DeptofDefense is a slap in the face of our #veterans.

REPUBLICANS

Representative, OH
If this agreement goes through, #Iran gets a cash bonanza & a path to nuclear weapons. http://t.co/u3yvhaeaiF @RepEdRoyce @HouseForeign
Representative, FL
RT @DLasAmericas: #EEUU Congresistas piden ayuda para médicos cubanos en #Colombia http://t.co/JBfeik3lTW
Representative, PA
Also congratulations to Pearland, TX team for making it all the way to #LLWS2015 U.S. title game. That's a great achievement too.
Representative, PA
Grandson Gabriel & I among the 45,716 in Williamsport to watch #RedLandLL win US title. Thrilling game! Way to go! http://t.co/SkWooLru7w
Representative, UT
Waiting for the start of the #leebrice concert at #deervalley #deervalleyresort https://t.co/JyyUOiuUoX
Representative, PA
Via @TBOcom 'At long last Congress has opportunity 2 overhaul broken mental health system' https://t.co/dnNkDBRVvI @namihills @NAMIFlorida
Senator, TX
This #IranDeal is the height of foolishness: https://t.co/IOPnZb0R0C http://t.co/0Sls2lkMuR
Representative, UT
RT @ThomasSowell: “When you are unemployed, your wages are zero, regardless of what the minimum-wage law specifies.”
Representative, FL
#Flood watch for #FL? The Lehtinens #pool it and #canoe clean. No reason prep can't be fun! http://t.co/jM2BC8KkhV
Senator, TX
Transnational cartels: Smugglers who drove migrants to their deaths were part of a vast web http://t.co/ryIfJP0RBQ http://t.co/YzruAWzXpT
Senator, LA
Team Vitter strongly represented at the Gueydan Duck Festival Parade today! #gueydanduckfestivalhttps://t.co/et9LJDa21h
Senator, LA
RT @drewbrees: God Bless New Orleans! It’s amazing to see our great city 10 years later…knowing that our best is still yet to come! #Katrin
Senator, LA
All 3 of our daughters are Mt. Carmel grads! Sister Camille Ann Campbell is a combo of Mother Theresa & Gen. Patton. https://t.co/N7Om82SxD1
Representative, OH
RT @FoxNews: Source: FBI ‘A-team’ leading ‘serious’ Clinton server probe, focusing on defense info http://t.co/hhQOtlsxtQ http://t.co/3gRd9…
Representative, MN
Awesome to see the #bvb game raise over 173k to #ENDALZ - beat the record set last year!
Representative, NY
The #IranDeal continues to be a hot topic for our supporters. Check out some of their comments! http://t.co/hyTJ3v4z6L
Representative, FL
RT @RepLowenthal: Shout out to my friend Rep. @RosLehtinen who became 1st #Hispanic woman elected to #US House of Reps. #OTD in 1989. http:…
Senator, LA
These memories will live with me forever. We rallied. We just didn't rebuild, we re-formed. #togetherlouisianastrong https://t.co/7nGX5aKFJp
Senator, LA
Senator, LA
RT @Heritage: After #Katrina, New Orleans transformed all its public schools into charter schools. These are the results. http://t.co/9250b…
Representative, TX
Spoke to @ARBORREALTORS this week abt improving housing market & other biz issues. Great group of community leaders! http://t.co/MzR1JDy5Fi
Senator, AZ
Thanks for the kind birthday wishes! Casey Stengel was right: "If I'd known I'd live so long, I would've taken better care of myself"
Senator, KY
RT @gageskidmore: .@RandPaul in Utah today! Let's reform the NSA! (Pictured: Rand supporter at NSA Bulk Collection Bldg) #StandwithRand htt…
Representative, WA
Please be careful in today's storm! To track outages, click here: http://t.co/o1Lk0EoP9j
Representative, NM
Congratulations to Pa for winning US bracket of Little League World Series Good luck against Japan! #LLWS2015
Representative, TX
27 million Texans are DARN PROUD of our @PearlandLL #LLWS guys! Keep your heads up! YOU ARE A TEAM & YOU ARE WINNERS! http://t.co/1MKyty35Co
Senator, KY
RT @RepMarcRoberts: Ellie had a fun picture with @RandPaul today in Orem Utah for a #StandwithRand event. http://t.co/tnTOOuUtv0
Representative, TN
RT @DrLeighMJohnson: Second biggest applause of #TEDxMemphis: Kimbal Musk's announcement that "obesity is not a barbecue problem." #whew
Representative, AK
RT @AESymposium: The AES going international! Arctic Encounter Paris will take place on December 11-12, 2015 during COP21! http://t.co/lh9K…
Senator, PA
Another fantastic finish by #RedLandLL @ the #LLWS! U.S. LLWS Champions! Looking forward to another great game tomorrow! #PAProud #WhyNotUs
Senator, KY
Here's the chance to show off your support for a candidate who will fix Washington! #StandWithRand https://t.co/wbmDfGmg1Q
Representative, NY
Cooking up some pizza w Marc Molinaro at the Dutchess County Fair today. Huge crowds, terrific county fair! http://t.co/FHHBCZU1oz
Representative, OH
Almost that time of year again...ready for @Bengals preseason game tonight #WhoDey #LetsRoar
Senator, KY
Come meet me at the upcoming events in NH and ME! Visit http://t.co/2cvO4gwTvS to register. #StandwithRand http://t.co/dRKER3HVMn
Representative, OH
Today, I went on @FoxNews to talk about Lois Lerner using a secret personal email address. Click here to watch -->http://t.co/Ma1qedBz1a
Representative, TX
Tune into Lone Star Politics on NBC 5 tomorrow morning at 8:40 AM CST to learn more about my new bill… https://t.co/dQEFXRbJcd
Senator, AZ
Happy birthday to @SenJohnMcCain. Arizona is fortunate to have you in Washington.
Senator, TX
RT @PeteHegseth: This MONDAY @ConcernedVets hosts Vets/Military Townhall w/ @TedCruz in Milford, NH. REGISTER → http://t.co/YYLtKDaN6P http…
Senator, TX
Grateful for the warm welcome from so many courageous conservatives in Greer, SC last night: https://t.co/h5obylKQdf #SCpol #FITS
Representative, WI
#GettingThingsDone - “This isn’t about saving money; it’s about saving lives:” http://t.co/T3xjt21GtY