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
Today we honor Cesar Chavez and his movement for workers’ rights and civil rights. #Latism #CesarChavezDay http://t.co/aWDtOGIVqA
Senator, OR
Consumer protection under attack by special interests. New report finds anti-@CFPB lobbying has soared. http://t.co/4gegEUiqqY
President, US
You could talk about anything—even compare jump shots. Enter now: http://t.co/7MlSY6kPWU http://t.co/gohG6pr0Hj
Representative, CO
What bravery. Let’s ensure the next person whose loved one needs a #kidney can find one as soon as they need it. http://t.co/HKCV2Dvjx5
Representative, NY
On #CesarChavezDay we celebrate the life of an iconic labor and civil rights leader that advocated for millions of hard-working Americans
Senator, CT
RT @Everytown: More guns in more places won't stop tragedies from happening. http://t.co/tbV59QqG0q
Senator, CA
As we celebrate #CesarChavezDay, let us always remember his call for unity, equality and justice for all Americans.
Representative, WA
Our immigration detention policy incentivizes the inhumane detention of thousands. Here's how we can begin to fix it http://t.co/B3hf9PJR9O
Representative, NY
I asked @USDOTFRA’s Sarah Feinberg about effective approaches to increasing safety at a House Approps Cmte hearing. https://t.co/vhBbudbXwM
Senator, CT
This new @boehringerus Pilot Plant will play a crucial role in drug research & development, bringing new treatments to market faster
Representative, CA
RT @uspto: We're hiring in CA! Ask ?s & Learn more in a Live Webinar noon (PT) TODAY. http://t.co/qI4NvCjBUC #USPTOJobsCA http://t.co/bdTpe…
Senator, CT
Very excited to celebrate the opening of the new @boehringerus facility in #Ridgefield http://t.co/S3UgvLfGGk
Representative, NY
RT @alznyc: .@YvetteClarke Thanks for meeting w/ us last week! Please support HOPE (S.857/H.R.1559) and $300 mil for NIH Alzheimer’s resear…
Senator, WV
Congrats to my friend @DreamaDenver on receiving a lifetime @VVAmerica membership for her dedication to #WV veterans. http://t.co/ikSTjLcKhG
Senator, VT
RT @ydc226: Speaking truth! @SenSanders firing up the crowd! http://t.co/CvAU8H7UIz
Senator, MN
Thanks to Bryan & Jennifer Klabunde of Mahnomen County for tour today! Last year was farm's 100th anniversary.
Representative, CO
Senator, CT
We’ve seen Promise Neighborhoods work in Meriden—now, we should expand that success to the rest of Connecticut. http://t.co/jLEaEDGquQ
Representative, RI
Thank you @NECouncil for all you do to make New England a model and a leader across a dynamic spectrum of industries http://t.co/OJqmzKgKwA
Senator, CT
The Promise Neighborhoods Authorization Act of 2015 will create 5-yr grants to support the educational growth of our kids.
Senator, CT
With @ChrisMurphyCT at @MeridenLibrary to discuss the Promise Neighborhoods Authorization Act of 2015 http://t.co/c09MiwIwms
Representative, DC
D.C. residents: Need help w/ a fed agency? One of my caseworkers will be at MLK Library, 4:30-6:30 pm, to answer your questions! #NortonG2G
Representative, IL
Up and at em w/ #IL05 seniors at #HiawathaPark this morning http://t.co/VhtTbYxJci
Representative, MI
Good discussion at @DavenportU this morning with the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium. Thanks for having me! http://t.co/WplEaw4XzE
Representative, TN
RT @davidplazas: Koch Brothers behind ads to defeat #InsureTN - key committee vote this PM http://t.co/mB9p1GVZxj via @tennessean @TomWilem
Representative, WI
Now, @ScottWalker backs @GovPenceIN's shameful #ReligiousFreedom bill? #LGBTequality should never be up for debate. http://t.co/1EFtEROoy2
Representative, CO
Visiting @OtterBox today w/ @AusAmbUSA to talk how trade helps CO biz, and check out the famous slide of course... http://t.co/A4NK0jOkjZ
Representative, NY
We must eliminate the most dangerous grade crossings & seek a high-profile public awareness campaign to inform drivers. #MetroNorth
Representative, RI
We have much ground to cover at @NECouncil, including jobs, tax reform, cybersecurity, #CTE, defense & more http://t.co/Sbtp1FieCk
Representative, CA
#CesarChavez knew the fight for equal justice required not only a strong moral argument but hard work & resilience http://t.co/rt9hklDjYR
Representative, NY
W/ 250K public & private grade crossings in U.S., we must tackle this important safety challenge w/ multi-faceted approach. #MetroNorth
Representative, WA
ICYMI: Ferndale’s Joe Moser is being recognized for his heroic service to our country during WWII. http://t.co/JnB26kxV7A
Representative, NY
Need assistance w/a federal agency? Visit staff at a Congress On Your Corner. April schedule now available: http://t.co/ewJWPw148P #COYC
Senator, CT
Big takeaway from yesterday's patient safety roundtable: patients & medical pros need to question authority http://t.co/OE50bO6PTf
Senator, VT
This is the party of "family values." http://t.co/rqTmWPsFNs
Representative, VA
.@BarackObama's pledge to @UNFCCC to cut GHG emissions 26-28% from '05 levels demonstrates real U.S. leadership. http://t.co/guODFG24mj
Senator, OR
Eager to read this book by Susan Sygall, one of Oregon’s most incredible advocates: http://t.co/PXGEjqrSgp
Representative, NY
I hosted @USDOTFRA’s Sarah Feinberg & local officials at Roaring Brook Road to show danger of rail grade crossings. http://t.co/Kv2ZRWSIl8
Representative, NY
The #MetroNorth crossing at Roaring Brook Rd. is a dangerous example of the dangers posed by rail grade crossings. http://t.co/HQzTRSQblt
Representative, WA
Toured renewable energy technology manufacturer @OutBackPower in Arlington, learned about its products used worldwide http://t.co/VQ2LMpL7ID

REPUBLICANS

Representative, MO
W/ 70 Reps, I sent a letter to @SecBurwell &@USDA Sec Vilsack calling for sound science in 2015 #DietaryGuidelines--> http://t.co/mnDCTgd6u9
Representative, FL
Today I held a Veterans’ Employment Seminar with local employers to discuss the benefits of hiring Veterans. http://t.co/nJExAUcMzy
Representative, WV
RT @HoppyKercheval: Congregation in shock after church fire. http://t.co/mhMnz77Pv5
Representative, OH
With #NLRB veto, Pres Obama has once again put political interests ahead of #smallbiz & hardworking Americans: http://t.co/BolySQ6DBf (2/2)
Representative, GA
I enjoyed catching up with Barnesville Mayor Peter Banks & friends at the round table meeting this afternoon. #GA03 http://t.co/6EKN1DxfKE
Representative, OH
The #NLRB’s ambush election rule is an assault on the rights & privacy protections of American workers: http://t.co/BolySQ6DBf (1/2)
Representative, PA
Representative, CA
Honored to spend time w/ our troops in Iraq w/ @SpeakerBoehner and meet w/ Iraqi leaders about defeating ISIL. http://t.co/7AbLHumhnn
Representative, CO
I'll keep working to hold the VA accountable and finish this critical facility for our veterans. http://t.co/3XUiCoYWNJ
Senator, TN
On intnl #climatechange talks, #Obama policy “like going to war in sailboats when #nuclear warships are available.” http://t.co/4HtQLu4DlC
Representative, OH
Reforming the flawed DOD acquisitions system to increase agility & accountability, protect taxpayers http://t.co/VDcFU99ifg @HASCRepublicans
Senator, IA
Ringgold County Hospital Q&A/tour w 29 employees Issues: Discuss hospital/CMS probs, Regs, Reimbursement #99countymeetings
Representative, FL
Along w @SpeakerBoehner spoke w PM @HaiderAlAbadi abt #Iran's influence in #Iraq + our efforts 2 fight & defeat #ISIL http://t.co/QOZiPmt1fp
Representative, FL
RT @ArielBenSolomon: Saudi defense minister tells @VernBuchanan: #Iran can’t be trusted;questioned why we negotiating when Iran responsible…
Representative, OH
We hope to see passage of legislation regarding political reconciliation soon in #Iraq. http://t.co/lPXEIEWQg1
Senator, IA
CrestonHS issues:YoungFarmers, free comm college, clean h2o, debt, '16pres election, pipeline, trade, ISIS, bipartisanship #99countymeetings
Senator, TX
Forbes column: Oregon Exchange Failure  via @galeninstitute http://t.co/yaHhd7jCe4
Representative, TN
Looking forward to my April town hall meetings across #TN06. I hope you and your family will make plans to join! http://t.co/SPrrFk7Yc1
Representative, NC
A good piece about the effort to save NC's wild horses through my bill, The Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act: http://t.co/rcpWXBV302
Representative, OH
RT @USRepRodney: Visited Iraq & Jordan w/ @SpeakerBoehner & senior Cong. delegation to discuss growing terror threat from ISIL & Iran. htt
Representative, CA
RT @SpeakerBoehner: Just published first @Medium post about recent travel to #England. Check it out here → http://t.co/op2J3oOy6E
Representative, SC
I was honored to present the Congressional Gold Medal to JR Beatty, a WW2 veteran, at the Veterans Fair today. http://t.co/o4NAMsAEMb
Senator, IA
I was given an informative tour of the ringgold county hospital b4 answering questions from 29… https://t.co/8cLYBMe4Ld
Representative, OH
Looking forward to the Dover Dam ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon. #DoverDam http://t.co/18ahEaJ7kl
Representative, OH
Efforts to defeat #ISIL can’t come at expense of ensuring #Iraq’s strategic independence from #Iran. http://t.co/lPXEIEWQg1
Representative, IL
Above all, #Iran cannot have the capability to build a nuclear weapon. #IranTalks
Representative, TX
Thank you to the great women leaders, past and present, in TX31, like Bernita Peeples! #WomensHistoryMonth http://t.co/Std6Wq8u9m
Senator, SC
Speaking tomorrow in Denver at a forum on countering the the threat of terrorism. @TheCELLorg http://t.co/qaUHV6lJ9X
Representative, VA
#VA06 is a prime candidate for new #manufacturing endeavors. Pro-growth, pro-jobs policies needed to help ensure an #opportunityeconomy.
Representative, VA
RT @CarterBorn: Congressman Hurt visiting Aker Wade Power Technologies. @RepRobertHurt @Newsplex http://t.co/6yMzEGqJsr
Senator, IN
Interested in applying to a U.S. Service Academy? Click to learn more about an upcoming info session in Lafayette https://t.co/zrTpO2qr7m
Representative, AK
There's still time to file your PFD app, but not much. The deadline's tonight @ 11:59 p.m. Visit http://t.co/mxjLFiqFB6 for more info
Representative, VA
Honored to receive the @ShopFloorNAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at @BallCorpHQ today! #VA06 http://t.co/NXKD6YgKLd
Senator, MO
RT if you agree Obama Admin's costly unilateral promises shouldn't be forced on our families & workers http://t.co/zZpzGQbA1B
Representative, TN
Honored to be part of @NSA_MidSouth Women's Heritage Event. Grateful for service of women like Admiral Annie Andrews http://t.co/Ei3KIaeMeI
Senator, MO
We will not stand by & allow Pres Obama to unilaterally enact energy policies that hurt our nation's most vulnerable. http://t.co/zZpzGQbA1B
Representative, OH
RT @HouseSmallBiz: For small businesses, bureaucratic #FunnyBusiness just isn’t funny. RETWEET if you agree! http://t.co/4FjFgDPPpk
Representative, OH
Enjoyed dining with @George_Osborne at @PeoverHall — Gen. Patton’s wartime HQ before D-Day. http://t.co/IPeWto37Af
Representative, GA
Thanks to IDA Director Kyle Fletcher and Kiwanis President Waine Kong for inviting me to the Thomaston Kiwanis today! http://t.co/ZQs0RSVwBr
Representative, TX
As the #IranTalks deadline approaches, we must stand firm against the grave threat a nuclear Iran would pose. http://t.co/5DFxbH53Ww