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, MO
So much fun to be part of amazing group asked by @StephenAtHome to sing him off his last show.Gonna miss that jerk. http://t.co/f5HlbyPJrP
Senator, MN
“@stribnorfleet: Ha! Fixed. It takes a village as @vtuss says.” Very quick! See you at the next Congress vs. press spelling bee.
Senator, MN
Note to @StarTribune night editor...you may want to do the same!
Senator, MN
REDO: I have now corrected strib misspelling of our state! Minnesota jobless rate hits lowest level since 2001 http://t.co/CNloAE2a25
Senator, MN
!!!! Minnestota jobless rate hits lowest level since 2001 http://t.co/CNloAE2a25
Senator, VA
#tbt to being 1st VA Gov to not wear a jacket in his portrait; fun to have my staff take a Capitol tour in RVA Monday http://t.co/Q9DgdWYro9
Representative, MN
Sad to see the end of @StephenAtHome's Colbert Report. Will never forget his Better Know a District about MN's 5th: http://t.co/g5QqQeua6W
Representative, MI
RT @NewsHeraldMI: Throwback Thursday: U.S. Rep. John Dingell talks political history on "The Colbert Report" http://t.co/NzkvG9URY3
Senator, VT
RT @CallOut4: Yeoman's work by @SenatorLeahy to get so many judicial nominees confirmed http://t.co/eGmn6cbbUR
Representative, CO
Listen to my interview with @850KOA on the Aurora VA Hospital here- http://t.co/1JmcnvHVTA
Representative, MI
Reflecting back on the time @StephenAtHome asked me what Eisenhower smelled like. Best of luck, my dear friend! #TBT http://t.co/vKiB7vBSsL
Representative, CO
The NE/OK lawsuit is outrageous & without merit. Our federalist society was built on states rights to act w/o interference from other states
Representative, DC
.@StephenAtHome wouldn’t let me tell you in advance that I would be on the finale of The Colbert Report. Hope DC didn't miss it!
Representative, OH
RT @JohnineByrne: @RepTimRyan would enjoy graphic recording for a fellow practitioner and Ohioan. #mindfulness #graphicrecording http://t.c…
Representative, GA
RT @johnson_richie: Great to introduce @repdavidscott today @SouthFultonCha1 Congressional luncheon @ATT http://t.co/ieeePcbtg5
Representative, MN
RT @AliAkinK: Thank you Congressman @keithellison for continuing to be the moral compass of the Democratic caucus.
Representative, MN
RT @lailabdelaziz: "My job is not to be pro-business, my job is to be pro-5th district of Minnesota." -@keithellison #snaps
Representative, MN
RT @JackieC1989: I agree Mr. Ellison! "My job is not to be pro business...my job is to represent the people..." RBReich @keithellison @DFA
Representative, MN
RT @JackieC1989: Great conversation so far! @RBReich @keithellison @DFAaction
Representative, MN
RT @Jess_Bartholow: NOW Joining @DFAaction @InequalityFilm Sec Reich @HouseDemocrats @keithellison for national call about Natl campaign to…
Representative, MN
RT @lailabdelaziz: Tonight on an income inequality conf. call & lessons from 2014: "the progressive agenda is winning" -@keithellison
Representative, MN
RT @SWjournal: @smckenzie21: Homeless with Homework: Examining the growing problem of child homelessness in #Minneapolis http://t.co/NFHRiD…
Representative, MN
Check out this great feature from @SWjournal on housing in our region called "Homeless with Homework" http://t.co/HX6CX4qQdX
Representative, MD
Proud to announce a $1.9 million @FEMA grant to U of MD Charles Regional Medical Center to fund emergency generators. http://t.co/AkgBNgmJho
Senator, MA
Farewell Colbert Report & thank you @StephenAtHome! I'll always cherish our special moments of truthiness. http://t.co/MIHQg0frDc
Senator, CT
Met the staff at Kids In Crisis where they provide round-the-clock help for families in #Fairfield county http://t.co/xQbetSOlEs
Representative, MD
POTUS exec order on Task Force on 21st Century Policing is impt step to build trust b/w law enforcement & communities http://t.co/htHnoRFi73
Senator, VT
Pensions Under Fire: http://t.co/yyDzj5PlhX
Senator, NY
The not-to-be-missed Pompey Field Days hosted by the Pompey Hill Fire Department are one of the town's summer highlights #NYtownoftheday
Representative, NJ
RT @SUDC: Laura Crandall celebrates with Congressman Pallone, lead House sponsor and champion of #HR669.@FrankPallone @SUDC http://t.co/64R…
Representative, NJ
Proud to be at the White House to see my bill to help us better understand stillbirth, #SUID & #SUDC signed into law: http://t.co/GAe60QY6Jv
Senator, NY
Pompey-born Sara Jane Lippincott was the 1st woman reporter hired by the @nytimes & gained access to Congressional galleries #NYtownoftheday
Senator, VT
Glad to see commonsense Death in Custody Reporting Act signed today. More transparency, to help learn from deaths during custody or arrest
Representative, PA
Picture from the Open House today at my Philly office .Great group of constituents & great food . http://t.co/JtKrfUKjWl
Senator, CT
Enjoyed visiting the awesome preschool at @familycenters in #Greenwich today http://t.co/9BBrLGMBK2
Senator, NY
Glad to see historic Lyme Disease bill signed into law today - will help treat NYers across the state. Congrats Didi Barrett @dinerdialogues
Representative, IL
Honored to light the third candle at tonight's celebration w/ Chabad Lubavitch in #LincolnSquare #HappyHanukkah http://t.co/l84IdzdjnH
Representative, VA
At @pwchamber Holiday Party. Glad to partner on federal contracting/transit/issues that affect this region http://t.co/yHxxkhgh73
Senator, CA
Thanks to #Obamacare, America’s uninsured rate is near a historic low! #ACAworks http://t.co/SQjh22Mrqq http://t.co/h73r96dzOS
Representative, VA
My statement on today's signing of the Death In Custody Reporting Act of 2013 into law by President Barack Obama http://t.co/T8Hs2rYryX

REPUBLICANS

Representative, UT
Panel calls for deep changes at the Secret Service http://t.co/qB81vrTmty
Representative, UT
BYU upsets Texas, reaches NCAA volleyball national championship match - http://t.co/VdeWfLysHi Awesome!
Representative, IL
RT @WhigNews: Bill passed by Congress empowers those with disabilities: @aaronschock. http://t.co/vki8lj1347 http://t.co/aZqUaCqf97
Senator, AZ
Representative, PA
Kudos to Hazleton native & Cubs skipper Joe Maddon & Cal Ripken, Jr., raising $180k for Hazleton One Community Center http://t.co/juFetYX9JQ
Representative, FL
. @miamiharriet w/Arthur+Shirley Sotloff remembering their son Steven thru http://t.co/aP0DZHpkUr @ Chanukah event ! http://t.co/sW10k9kyiu
Representative, NV
Great music & incredible talent @ClarkCountySch Foothills HS Winter Festival. http://t.co/8utOO54kZx
Representative, FL
En programa d Navidad d Martha Flores en @radiomambi710. Buena discusión c @marcorubio @RebecaSosaMiami @LopezCantera http://t.co/JuxVXku3Zq
Representative, FL
Dije a Felix Guillermo en @amanolimpia @Americateve que es bochornoso que #Obama perdono a tres espías convictos #cubanos
Representative, NY
Good to be with our Veterans & families in Red Hook for their VFW Christmas Party. Thanks for including Mary Jo & I. http://t.co/SJn8QABGjO
Representative, PA
RT @LDNews: President signs @JimGerlach Ukraine bill into law http://t.co/NncG8wbBqp
Representative, AZ
RT @AZChamber: We're dreaming of a copper Christmas! Check out @glennhamer's blog post @SenJohnMcCain @RepGosar @RepKirkpatrick http://t.co…
Representative, AZ
RT @AZChamber: Thanks @repgosar @RepKirkpatrick @RepMattSalmon @RepDavid @RepTrentFranks supporting copper in AZ. Orig. cosponsors of histo…
Representative, AZ
RT @MarthaMcSally: Great mission brief from General Ashley at @Fort_Huachuca w/ @SenJohnMcCain @JeffFlake and @RepGosar. http://t.co/GpOjX2…
Representative, FL
It was a pleasure to join @marcorubio @RosLehtinen @LincolnDBalart in denouncing Obama's unilateral concessions #Cuba http://t.co/b8bqTBZBFV
Representative, TX
Reagan created it. We celebrate it. http://t.co/XsdP9r1CgN #MadeInTheUSA
Representative, OH
Happy #Hanukkah to all of our Jewish friends around the world. http://t.co/1GYhrtbfbo
Representative, FL
This evening I attended the Operation Helping Hand dinner at @TampaVA in support of wounded active duty military members & their families.
Senator, IL
With Sony's surrender to North Korea, I plan to host a movie screening of @theinterview. http://t.co/PBf2MII5Hp
Representative, OH
In Perry County tonight discussing the historic Clay Haus with Manager Scott Snider. http://t.co/q2ocDN9LA0
Senator, TN
Corker statement on President Obama signing #Ukraine Freedom Support Act into law: http://t.co/vB6vKKl31L #UFSA
Representative, PA
RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: House cyber chair: Electric grid, Wall Street, Washington next... http://t.co/WysJm909kr
Representative, GA
President Obama’s Unconstitutional Power Grab Must be Stopped http://t.co/7GtaNVGcHK
Senator, TX
GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Promises to Screen The Interview at Fundraisers http://t.co/wO0heq0r0U via @mediaite
Representative, KS
#HHS pulling another #Gruber stonewalling the truth again. http://t.co/uJkrsKvLIr
Representative, FL
#Obama sacrificed the dreams of millions of #Cubans while making no progress towards a democratic #Cuba @wsvn http://t.co/5AI91oh9A9
Senator, LA
RETWEET if you agree: Santa is the only person above border security! http://t.co/YFHTdcmA1G
Representative, TX
Good luck to the Cameron Yoe High School football team as they play for the Texas 3A DI State Championship tonight! Go @Yoemen!
Representative, FL
Obama está destruyendo los sueños d millones d #Cubanos q han esperado medio siglo por su #libertad @telemundo51 http://t.co/mbXs4kt45e
Representative, FL
Glad my bill honoring #SoFL hero who gave his life defending our nation was signed into law. Read story:http://t.co/doi85RgsgZ @SDNewsLeader
Representative, IL
Celebrating with those who have disabilities and their families the passage of the ABLE Act. This… http://t.co/CJSoq7yRK6
Representative, FL
Told @WPLGLocal10 that #Obama's deal appeases the #Castro regime at the expense of the #rights + #freedoms of #Cubans http://t.co/TyvztAfbKb
Senator, IA
I'm surprised WashingtonPost is so critical of ObamaCuba policy It says the policy give Castro failed regime a new lease on life NOTGOOD
Senator, NH
Couldn’t be more proud of shipyard & its dedicated workforce & will continue to advocate for them on Armed Svces Cmte http://t.co/d8OY7wKaQ6
Senator, NH
Great news that Portsmouth Naval Shipyard plans to hire more than 700 new workers.
Senator, MO
Americans deserve to know impact of upcoming King v. Burwell case. @Forbes covered our letter to Obama Admin: http://t.co/4OMSVm4JmL
Representative, NY
Congrats to State Supreme Court Justice Lisa Fisher sworn in today in Greene County. Honored to be there. Very proud of her & her family.
Senator, AZ
Great finish to a day of tours at #Arizona military bases at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma w/ @RepGosar & @JeffFlake! http://t.co/igw56U8wPh
Senator, AZ
Great finish to a day of tours & briefings at #Arizona military bases at Marine Corps Air Station #Yuma w/ @RepGosar & @JeffFlake!
Representative, FL
Told @CBSMiami that the #Cuban people are no more free today than they were before #Obama's terrible deal http://t.co/rrmJpLPOXL