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, MD
RT @SethStatler: @repdonnaedwards Capitol Heights' #SSEP1 sends experiments to #ISS via @OrbitalSciences from @NASA_Wallops Oct 27 http:/…
Senator, NY
Invasive species are a blight on our upstate economy; $1.5M in fed funds for @Cornell research will combat them & help NY farmers.
Representative, WA
RT @allinwithchris: .@RepJimMcDermott: "The NRA really runs the gun legislation in all legislatures... we can't get gun legislation through…
Representative, WA
RT @allinwithchris: .@RepJimMcDermott reflects on '94 assault weapons ban: "We haven't done anything in [Congress] since in terms of trying…
Senator, AK
One of the best videos you'll see all day -- from #AFN http://t.co/zaTL3aJz7L
Senator, NY
The Original American Kazoo Co. opened in Eden in 1916 & is the only kazoo maker in North America. #NYtownoftheday http://t.co/o5OsDYjB2Z
Senator, NY
Join the spooky fun & march in the Halloween Parade tomorrow from the Town Hall in Eden. #NYtownoftheday
Representative, NY
RT @SenatorSerrano: Wishing a very Happy Birthday to @RepJoseSerrano!
Representative, NY
RT @frederickvIII: I want to give a shout-out to The Big Boss @RepJoseSerrano on his birthday! Wishing you all the best in your day http://…
Senator, MN
Duluth! Join Jon Hamm (yes, THE Jon Hamm) and #TeamFranken for a special GOTV event on Monday. DETAILS: http://t.co/XHlxk45psG
Representative, CA
No Ebola cases in CA to date, but UC announced today that all 5 Medical Centers are priority hospitals to treat Ebola patients if necessary.
Representative, IL
Started weekend w/ traditional #fall #pumpkin decorating. Thanks #NBGC for having me as an "expert" judge! http://t.co/TXIewo4h9B
Representative, VA
Great to see @RepScottRigell, @NNMayorPriceDDS, @_HamptonU Pres Harvey at tonight's Hampton University Gala of Hope! http://t.co/GaXVlZNXHY
Representative, CT
Very happy to be with my friends at the #Stamford NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner. Amazing Rev Calvin Butts speaking. http://t.co/DxRgyHZwQ2
Representative, WA
My statement on the tragedy at Marysville-Pilchuck High School--http://t.co/A1SZV2Onni #PrayForPilchuck
Representative, MN
“@morricles: @Semhar @keithellison We need more like him! #StopTheGOP” thank you
Representative, CA
Proud to join @KSEE24 at their #buddycheck24 to raise awareness & funds for @SusanGKomen CV. http://t.co/EiQRp48lKs
Representative, CA
Because of #ACA >37M #seniors received free preventative care & 8M saved on prescription drugs http://t.co/DLCrI4XY2V http://t.co/mUslitKAU7
Representative, CA
Good news for seniors: No increase in the #Medicare Part B premium or deductible in 2015: http://t.co/DLCrI4XY2V http://t.co/JLF6kPSjhD
Representative, MN
RT @Semhar: #Minnesota Rep. @KeithEllison values all of his constituents. Love this FB post in Somali & English: https://t.co/o7AGUd8RBl #d
Representative, CA
Because of #ACA >37M #seniors received free preventative care & 8M saved on prescription drugs http://t.co/DLCrI4XY2V http://t.co/EXE6Q70dsH
Representative, CA
Good news for seniors: No increase in the #Medicare Part B premium or deductible in 2015: http://t.co/DLCrI4XY2V http://t.co/bheBNAJOcY
Senator, MN
“Mike McFadden says he’s created jobs, but, you look behind me, how many people you see workin’ out here?” http://t.co/ORYYWeOqk4 #mnsen
Representative, MI
My thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims, and their families, & all those affected by the tragic shooting in Marysville. #MarysvilleShooting
Senator, DE
Good luck to folks heading out this weekend for start of duck season. And thank you, @DucksUnlimited, for all of your conservation efforts!
Representative, RI
Great to be here @NAACP @NAACPprovidence with my friends Peter Wells, @SenWhitehouse & @EdwinPacheco http://t.co/g5mdVkIKjB
Representative, TX
Joined my friends Tino & Millie Duran to celebrate his 80th birthday in SA today http://t.co/PNWDuBAGMZ
Senator, NY
.@AlFranken, @SenBobCasey & I have urged @usedgov to institute better safety guidelines for students studying abroad: http://t.co/WjsKNjtUCV
Representative, PA
ICYMI - a positive image of our young people -thinking before acting . http://t.co/Mo53Sy6FGF
Representative, RI
Honored to be here with all of the winners and the team at @NAACP @NAACPprovidence http://t.co/mG9SmkhcBv
Representative, CA
Also saying an extra prayer this afternoon for the students and families affected by the tragic shooting at a high school in Washington.
Representative, CA
Hoping for the safety of all our law enforcement officers as this situation continues.
Representative, NY
We Already Know the Winner of Next Month's Election: Obamacare http://t.co/hsuysDcJ4k via @tnr
Representative, CA
Thoughts & prayers are w. the Sheriff deputies who were shot today in the line of duty, the innocent civilians affected & their loved ones
Representative, TX
SAVING THE SOUTHMORE POST OFFICE “I am pleased that the Postal Service’s facility review process worked and... http://t.co/DwKPv6mfy0
Senator, CA
RT @CDCgov: This #EbolaFact answers the question of whether Ebola is spread through casual contact. http://t.co/H9uObPdRfx
Representative, WA
My thoughts & prayers are with the victims of the terrible tragedy at MPHS today, as well as with the entire Marysville community.
Representative, CA
Congrats to Frank Sparkes Elementary for receiving the prestigious 2014 National Blue Ribbon Award. Go Eagles!! http://t.co/p2XH7QwU4B
Representative, CA
Earlier this week we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the @FresnoEOC! Thank you for all of the work you do. http://t.co/5g5MbGwtXQ
Representative, CT
Condolences to the Marysville, WA community. Terrible and senseless tragedy today.

REPUBLICANS

Senator, TX
The top 13 Senate races of 2014 http://t.co/Jk4iYTwpSf
Senator, TX
The Working Nation, via @nytimes http://t.co/NKHgoOlWp1
Senator, SD
RT @ShopFloorNAM: Thank you @SenJohnThune for your votes on behalf of #manufacturing in the US. #WeAreMFG http://t.co/kyotKA8wxR http://t.c…
Senator, MO
A great tie-breaking game three win tonight for the @Royals! #TakeTheCrown #WorldSeries #Royals
Senator, KS
RT @Royals: Kansas City takes a 2-1 series lead in the #WorldSeries2014!
Senator, TX
RT @rumpfshaker: Senate Debate: @JohnCornyn Positive Amid Nasty Attacks from Opponent http://t.co/ToE1Eh7Ywx #txlege #texas @teamcornyn
Senator, TX
Senate Debate: Cornyn Positive Amid Nasty Attacks from Opponent http://t.co/nruMUjfcYQ via @BreitbartNews
Senator, KY
No aid to countries that persecute Christians MT“@JordanSekulow: Asia Bibis daughters tortured by blasphemy accusers http://t.co/5MM6x74h3D”
Representative, MN
RT @StribOpinion: Endorsement: Kline in Second District. Incumbent still the strongest candidate. http://t.co/4BTDNgJEaE
Senator, TX
RT @CSLewisDaily: “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” ~ #CSLewis
Representative, UT
Hillary: 'Don't Let Anybody Tell You' That 'Businesses Create Jobs' http://t.co/NhoCcY3E9r via @BreitbartNews
Senator, TX
Senator, TX
RT @SeekJustice117: @JohnCornyn winner winner, Chicken Dinner. #Cornyn4TX
Senator, TX
Representative, UT
Secret Service guard dogs are in spotlight after latest White House fence jumping http://t.co/rRQthN6zib
Representative, TX
Must read by @krauthammer --> Barack Obama, bewildered bystander http://t.co/ju77UDpz7i
Representative, NE
RT @RepNTech: Great op-Ed by @LEETERRYNE and @PeterWelch. Global economy means trade restrictions impact US jobs.
Representative, NE
RT @glennmelvin: Why the "US needs to defend e-commerce as we know it." By Congressmen @LEETERRYNE (R-NE2) and @PeterWelch (D-VT). http://t…
Representative, NE
Representative, CA
Opening of Wholesome Choice Laguna Niguel: The American Dream. (@ Wholesome Choice) http://t.co/7Ka7ubLLZc http://t.co/YsEkQWYkTh
Representative, TX
I led a bipartisan letter to the FDA on fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. You can read it here: http://t.co/7pjaEtwd1q
Representative, CA
My grilling by smart kids here: http://t.co/79QVNwNK5K. Updated Nunes Digest here: http://t.co/q2xBj6BvlY. http://t.co/fBpZwr1m48
Representative, IL
This Principal's Appreciation Day, I want to thank all of the caring leaders in #IL14 who serve our children every day. @ilprincipals
Representative, CA
RT @ShopFloorNAM: .@RepEdRoyce voted for #manufacturing in US in '13 &'14. Thank you for supporting #WeAreMFG http://t.co/kyotKA8wxR http:/…
Representative, FL
Representative, OK
RETWEET if you will be voting on Nov 4th to keep Inhofe fighting for Oklahoma! http://t.co/G1220cSNVF
Senator, TX
Cornyn Invites VA Secretary to Rio Grande Valley to meet with local veterans - - The Monitor http://t.co/YnWp7zkQRO via @monitornews
Representative, NE
Representative, NE
In add 2 writing in @CNBCopinion @PeterWelch & I wrote to @PennyPritzker & @MikeFroman for free #data flows #trade @CommerceGov @USTradeRep
Senator, AZ
Thanks for having me! MT @RepKinzinger: Thank you @SenJohnMcCain for joining our Veterans Town Hall in Rockford http://t.co/u2ITwuoYnT
Representative, FL
@QueenMommy4, I have signed on to H. Res. 620 encouraging the Mexican Govt. to safely return our marine. http://t.co/WWu2XrTaTd
Representative, IN
Kokomo job growth 3rd in nation! http://t.co/8UbNHVXR4V @KokomoTribune @CityofKokomo Congrats #IN04 for 2013 @USDOL
Representative, AR
Don't miss this week's edition of #FromtheFront...! #AR3 http://t.co/0mb7SpLt4z
Senator, TX
RT @TexasTribune: We’ll be livestreaming the @UnivisionDallas debate between @JohnCornyn & @DrDavidAlameel on http://t.co/puXYOmBnP8 starti…
Senator, TX
RT @mjsamuelson: @TeamCornyn (plus the awesome David Zapata) gathering to support @JohnCornyn in the debate. #Cornyn4TX #KeepItRed http://t…
Representative, CA
Enjoyed celebrating #Diwali at the BAPS Temple of #ChinoHills with members of the Indian American community http://t.co/wd0njcmcde
Representative, IL
Lunch with champions.....spaghetti, meat balls, and 4,000 cadets.
Representative, FL
Pre-#Halloween #pumpkin patch fun with the grandbabies! Don't know who had a better time:the little ones or Dex + me! http://t.co/VwxJE2jDpM
Representative, AZ
Another example of the most transparent administration in US history right? What are they hiding? #FastAndFurious ?http://t.co/ZovhzLXckT