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

Senator, LA
RT @NOLAnews: Sens. Landrieu and Vitter criticize Obama administration's efforts to negotiate international climate change accord http://t.…
Representative, CO
RT @HDraperDenBiz: Whose economy is rockin'? #Colorado labor dept expects #Denver to see upward revision in Q1 #jobs http://t.co/gEvc0iZJT9…
Senator, CT
Great mtg w #NewHaven manufacturers & DOL 2 discuss how the fed govt should help increase # of women in manufacturing http://t.co/CzkW4XQAr3
Representative, CT
RT @HouseofCards: @jahimes @bigelowtea A new kind of tea party.
President, US
It's time to #RaiseTheWage: http://t.co/BofI0RZq99 Make sure your name is on the petition.
Senator, VA
It's great to be back at the Philippine Cultural Center in Virginia Beach with my friend @repbobbyscott! http://t.co/e8uELccqp9
Representative, CA
.@GallantSkeptic perhaps you missed my @Maddow segment last week on this very subject: http://t.co/S76jti0Bb1
Representative, CO
Starting my tenth #townhall of August in #Berthoud http://t.co/KDjo79c4yW
Senator, IL
RT @IllinoisPIRG: Students don't have to use debit cards sent to them by their universities - Read more from our student tip sheet : http:/…
Senator, IL
RT @IllinoisPIRG: Use all of your federal loan aid before turning to private loans - fixed rates & better repayment terms. More tips: http:…
Senator, IL
Proud to partner w/ @IllinoisPIRG MT We teamed up w/ @SenatorDurbin to release tips to avoid tricks&traps of campus financial products
Representative, OR
Chalk up another win for Oregon craft brewers -- @Thrillist says OR is #1 for beer. Cheers to that! http://t.co/jBBZtCqmm2 @BrewersAssoc
Representative, CA
Senator, NY
#HobbyLobby’s impact on take-home pay hits low-wage workers the hardest and women make up 2/3 of the low-wage workforce. #fixhobbylobby
Senator, AK
.@corybooker & I enjoyed Town Hall today w/ Bartlett students in ANC. Students were engaged, asked tough questions. http://t.co/GXUfSIEymh
Senator, OH
Congrats to @OhioAdjGen Ashenhurst on selection to Chair the @NGAUS1878 http://t.co/79net8gZTv
Senator, MN
Bravo, Mayor. Bravo. -Al RT @MayorHodges: Challenge accepted, Senator @alfranken. http://t.co/v0lNwPS6QW #IceBucketChallenge
Senator, LA
Nine years after Katrina, La. has become stronger than ever & we are #heretostay. Share your rebuilding story with #AmericasResilientCoast.
Representative, MN
My friend @WhipHoyer joined me in MPLS today to stand w/ AFGE workers fighting to keep #socialsecurity offices open! http://t.co/JB0DrhC6Or
Senator, LA
NOLA's Lawless HS will soon open its doors thanks to $38M FEMA grant to rebuild after Katrina #AmericasResilientCoast http://t.co/RaUD3MALJF
Representative, IL
Women shouldn’t have to choose between paying for birth control & rent. That's why I support Not My Boss's Business Act #fixhobbylobby
Representative, CA
Going #OutFront tonight with @JimSciutto on CNN to talk about #ISIS, U.S. options in Iraq and Syria at 7:30 pm EST/4:30 pm PST. @OutFrontCNN
Senator, LA
Nine years after Katrina, Ted Jackson reflected on his time in New Orleans & its rebuilding process. Take a look: http://t.co/1NoqBsndfo
Senator, CO
Summited Dallas Peak last week & reached my goal of climbing all 100 of #CO's tallest peaks: http://t.co/c56r0xXf3l http://t.co/5ZBeCUMFel
Senator, PA
Joining @KattyKayBBC in a few moments to discuss #ISIS on @BBCWorld News America
Representative, FL
Can't believe we're having this discussion AGAIN. MT @TheDemocrats: Why we need to protect our Senate majority ☞ http://t.co/vmNMgCsWUW
Representative, OH
Toledo just misses the Top Ten list for U.S. cities with the highest quality of life. http://t.co/Np3BAcrjiQ
Senator, VT
Happening now: Sen. Sanders is on #MSNBC talking with @WeGotEd.
Representative, PA
Rewind -Fattah: Penn, Temple to join three others in neuroscience collective http://t.co/cLrRRLAIMD via @phillydotcom
Representative, OH
I enjoyed the interview with @UToledo's Larry Burns on @wjrradio about the Lake Erie crisis. You can hear it here: http://t.co/C9ggkx68H6.
Representative, CA
Delighted to meet with women entrepreneurs at the Women's Startup Lab. http://t.co/UA6K12H09w
Representative, OH
Rep. Fudge on Better Know a Distrist Pt. 2: http://t.co/JvsNJR9OOw via @YouTube
Senator, IA
The #ACA helps save American tax dollars by limiting health insurance corporations' deductions for execs via @Forbes http://t.co/xRkLI3JH5B
President, US
To celebrate the power of grassroots organizing, @OFA is giving away this free sticker. Get yours today: http://t.co/jYNyf68IsD
Senator, NY
RT @JFKLibrary: Who's dropping by this fall? Robert Redford, @SenGillibrand, @RonanFarrow & Jimmy Carter to name a few! Register now: http:…
Representative, MN
Thanks to my friend @WhipHoyer for joining me in MPLS to stand with AFGE workers. Keep #SocialSecurity offices open! http://t.co/p0eavXqjUi
Representative, WI
Great news: Wisconsin-born Civil War hero Lt. Alonzo Cushing will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. http://t.co/IiDaWnH74U
Representative, CT
Obamacare is cutting the deficit, reducing Medicare overhang #ACAWorks: http://t.co/L3wpD5zSyq via @washingtonpost
Representative, WA
RT @komonews: Sen. Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap - http://t.co/rmjzaUU3pO http://t.co/tgfrs6J8aU
Senator, CO
RT @MaggieLowenberg: Colorado is home to THE greatest views! (Weminuche Wilderness) @markudall #COwilderness50 #Colorado http://t.co/kW9rbo…

REPUBLICANS

Senator, KY
I'm joining @gretawire on @FoxNews to discuss how I've been spending the August recess in #KY & abroad. Tune in at 7pm ET!
Representative, PA
RT @TreatB4Tragedy: No more Aurora, Colorados. No more Isla Vistas. We need treatment before tragedy. Thank you @RepTimMurphy @VernBuchanan
Senator, TX
Will international climate "deal" contemplated by POTUS include China and India? Don't think so.
Representative, IA
Obama is close to giving amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Sign and RT to take a stand! http://t.co/FRlGFyGPR7 http://t.co/cdmZtdUn47
Senator, AZ
RT @seanhannity: TUNE IN: @SenJohnMcCain joins me to discuss the U.S. strategy to defeat #ISIS tonight at 10p ET #Hannity http://t.co/5mw8J…
Representative, MN
Good to meet with @MNNationalGuard General Nash - thanks to @TheRedBulls for your service http://t.co/UaC6w1tDBa
Senator, AZ
Congratulated @DougDucey today on his #AZGov primary victory - he'll make a great governor! #GOP #Arizona
Senator, KY
Sen. McConnell appearing on The Charlie Perry "Duke of Danville" Show on @HometownLive WHIR AM in Danville, #Kentucky http://t.co/9bRrYG8Me7
Representative, CA
RT @HouseForeign: VIDEO: In case you missed it, Chairman @RepEdRoyce discusses #ISIS in #Iraq & #Syria with @wolfblitzer on @CNNSitRoom htt…
Representative, FL
Sat down w/ @YCentralFlorida leaders at Roper YMCA to discuss ways I can help them as they serve our community http://t.co/ne0ndpj9NY
Senator, AZ
Vine video! MT @Dbacks: Together with @SenJohnMcCain, the #Dbacks accept the ALS #IceBucketChallenge: https://t.co/HNcKY5KOiS
Representative, NY
In case you missed it, we had our 6th #TomontheJob stop in Jamestown! We will continue working and listening in #NY23 http://t.co/3XO8LVz4Gm
Representative, NC
Meanwhile, Senate hasn't voted on #border bill House passed on 8/1. It's time for @SenatorReid to protect the country now! #SenateMustAct
Representative, NC
Just got numbers from HHS on UACs in NC http://t.co/i0P4URxN7l and am working on solutions to lessen the burden on state government.
Senator, NH
Viewing new Gamma Medica molecular breast imaging unit at Salem Radiology http://t.co/56fwbb7dV1
Representative, OH
All the best to @DianeSawyer as she anchors her last @ABCWorldNews. http://t.co/jYDGJzStKj
Representative, FL
RT @PANtweets: RT @ECcures: Patients, Parkinson’s, & the #Path2Cures in FL. @PANtweets reviews @RepGusBilirakis roundtable --> http://t.co/…
Senator, AZ
Representative, CO
RT @JanskaClothing: @RepDLamborn: Thank you for your visit today and also for supporting #smallbiz & #MadeInAmerica products http://t.co/C1…
Representative, PA
Disturbing story in today's Philadelphia Inquirer about the way #PhillyVA managers and staff prepare to answer to... http://t.co/IwMcGgZ08F
Representative, IL
Happy (belated) Birthday to the @NatlParkService which turned 98 this week. Thinking of visiting a park this summer? http://t.co/XFqBoy0yx3
Representative, OK
Learned more about OK's thriving equine industry and met some of its future leaders at @MidAmericaTech today. http://t.co/FcbxKXgJZV
Senator, AK
Touring @meacoop's Eklutna Generation Station. 80% of workers employed by this construction project are Alaskans! http://t.co/pC7FDgUL6g
Representative, KS
Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Fred Bosilevac,KCK native,Jayhawk & former Pres.of @KCKChamber Congressional Forum.http://t.co/Kmuvk8cuqk
Representative, KS
Destroy, deny, deceive is Team Obama's tactic in the #IRSScandal http://t.co/kS1KlRzYEg
Representative, CO
Thanks to Jan Erickson & her team at @JanskaWellness for the tour of their local clothing company. 100% American made http://t.co/gjxjppycbh
Senator, NH
At Salem Radiology 4 debut of new molecular breast imaging system, which will allow for early-stage cancer detection http://t.co/CgplY4x4Fq
Senator, TX
RT if you agree we must #StopObamasAmnesty! Then add your name to join the fight: http://t.co/PVsiCtbbyL http://t.co/UBRXFOQ7lM
Representative, OH
RT @washpostbiz: How you end up spending $800 million on http://t.co/s0YhvjrIxr http://t.co/TTrZF4D6Pc
Representative, TX
ICYMI: My weekly interview with @WTAW1620 http://t.co/Mb6fU8iuXK
Representative, MN
CBO predicts 2014 economic growth will not meet expectations. Senate continues to block bipartisan, pro-growth bills: http://t.co/ZmYWNd3SS8
Senator, SD
CBO: Slow #ObamaEconomy + #ObamaCare = 4.1 million fewer workers http://t.co/9KxQbHcGkM
Representative, OH
RT @ConcernedVets: So disrespectful: @DeptVetAffairs depicted dissatisfied vets as Oscar the Grouch in training guide http://t.co/Xxn17iN3Ik
Representative, TX
Tune in to @TXCapTonight at 7pm CT. I'll be discussing the #ISIS threat and border security with @PBrownTWCNews. http://t.co/gJATJsSXl5
Representative, MN
More evidence of how widespread sex trafficking is and the role that online ads play in exploiting children. http://t.co/fv4GFJ8fAe
Representative, NV
Come to Heck HQ for our Women Wednesdays Mocktail Party! Fresh beverages until 7PM while we contact voters #nv03 http://t.co/KCXZeKhS9G
Senator, KY
Senator McConnell speaking with Kentuckians at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, #Kentucky. http://t.co/i4m6hNZQto
Representative, OH
Thanks to the hardworking Americans at @Siemens for showing me around today! http://t.co/N9UHkKG85v
Representative, MI
Looking forward to discussing the threat ISIS poses to the United States tonight on @megynkelly @FoxNews #KellyFile
Senator, SC
Will be speaking with .@FoxNews .@gretawire tonight at 7pm about the threat posed by ISIL and Americans who join the organization. #ISIS