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, CO
Spidey says: you can get a $2500 #scholarship for writing about your favorite superhero #2015TuitionFair http://t.co/AzY95RY3oe
Representative, CO
FACT:Seemingly useless facts are seemingly not useless if you can get a scholarship for knowing seemingly useless facts. #2015TuitionFair
Senator, VT
RT @LWCFCOALITION: Thank you @SenatorLeahy for voting YES on 92 to perm. reauthorize #LWCF - protecting #Vermont's outdoors, #sportsmen acc…
Representative, DC
Thanked POTUS for supporting statehood. Asked him to say it in a major speech!
Representative, CA
Had chance to discuss threat from terror & appropriate nature of an #AUMF tonight with President. #HouseDemsInPhilly http://t.co/eu698IkkJR
Representative, CA
President Obama and @HouseDemocrats fighting together for the middle class! #HouseDemsInPhilly #MiddleClassFirst http://t.co/AUaW6LFPHX
Representative, MD
Look fwd to working w POTUS to create future that America deserves by ensuring families feel more confident & secure: http://t.co/Bg45pRbUam
Representative, CO
Like #StarTrek? There’s a #scholarship for that. Learn more at my #2015TuitionFair http://t.co/FrVZoXKprU
Representative, MA
Instead of drilling off Atlantic Coast, we shld pursue a #cleanenergy vision that safeguards env & boosts our economy http://t.co/xh62GyhyJr
Representative, SC
Emily and I enjoyed seeing President @BarackObama at the @HouseDemocrats 2015 Issues Conference. #HouseDemsInPhilly http://t.co/7XsoFdQwok
Representative, NY
Fantastic speech by POTUS on putting #MiddleClassFirst at @HouseDemocrats Issues Conference #HouseDemsInPhilly http://t.co/M9REimQPod
Senator, OR
Why I voted “No” on Keystone XL http://t.co/cx4EOLlcd4 #NOXL
Representative, CA
Thanks to @NEHgov @NEAarts @US_IMLS for participating in my grants workshop in #DTLA today. http://t.co/PWyDdTunve
Representative, MN
RT @BlueDuPage: Politifact says more than 60% of the claims made on Fox were mostly false or worse. http://t.co/bEftfs1F8d http://t.co/F8x0…
Representative, MD
Was proud to introduce President Obama at the Democratic Issues Conference this evening #HouseDemsInPhilly http://t.co/GNtpkF3s9u
Representative, MA
Harsh winds that #MA has endured for centuries can be turned into clean power for homes, create #jobs & #ActOnClimate http://t.co/xh62GyhyJr
Representative, AL
Our President is on fire addressing the House Democratic caucus in Philly. http://t.co/Nja6AG9P1Z
Representative, MN
RT @TenzinPelkyi: @keithellison @AfterHardship @repjohnlewis But virtual activism is still activism. Change begins with conversations, whet…
Representative, CA
With cameras gone, it's time for frank talk with Democrats #HouseDemsInPhilly http://t.co/516WGt7NFA
Representative, CA
Representative, CT
“@KateNocera: @jahimes you're the official pool now for the Q and A.”Yeah except I kinda like this job.
Representative, CT
“@KateNocera: and now we're kicked out bye” Y'all tipped your waiters?
Representative, CA
President Obama addressing the @HouseDemocrats' Issues Conference #HouseDemsInPhilly http://t.co/J0jzF9xQCd
Representative, CT
"We remember some point in time when someone gave us a little hand up" POTUS #DemocratsinPhilly
Representative, CT
RT @danfreedma: @jahimes gets House Intel post overseeing NSA, cybersecurity. http://t.co/ewcsHSk63M
Representative, CT
Fourth estate snark "@KateNocera: BREAKING RT @Emma_Dumain: NEWS: Obama says he will veto any bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act.”
Representative, CT
"Even though their policies haven't caught up, the Republican rhetoric is sounding pretty Democratic" POTUS #DemocratsinPhilly
Representative, CA
Listening to President Obama speak at the Democratic Retreat in Philadelphia!! #HouseDemsInPhilly http://t.co/Jr04bBY7Ly
Representative, CA
Listening to @WhipHoyer introduce President Obama at the Dem Retreat #DemsinPhilly http://t.co/b04WjBuhas
Representative, CA
Excited and honored to introduce President Obama to the @HouseDemocrats IssuesConference tonight! #HouseDemsInPhilly http://t.co/2c91Yd6nNo
Representative, FL
RT @MaxRichtman: Discussing new SS proposal with @RepTedDeutch http://t.co/RHCUZYPdrW
Representative, CA
Today on the 6th anniversary of #LillyLedbetter Fair Pay Act, we recommit to fighting for #EqualPay for equal work. http://t.co/tTX66Vc5Ku
President, US
Six years ago, the President signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act—but the fight for equal pay is far from over. http://t.co/isSTQvlWZ1
Representative, RI
Best wishes to @CAPartnership of Providence at tonight's event at @fetemusic
Senator, DE
Want to be in next year's class? Come to my U.S. Service Academy Info Night /119 @ 6 p.m. at Del Tech in Dover http://t.co/P23DY25mvo (2/2)
Senator, DE
Proud to announce my Class of 2019 service academy nominees. I commend them for their dedication to our country http://t.co/oJPFDfugrn (1/2)
Representative, CA
RT @connorobrienNH: Rep. Garamendi announced he's now on HASC Emerging Threats Subcommittee. Relevant given ISR mission at Beale AFB in his…
Senator, OR
.@SenateFinance lays out our #taxreform principles. Comprehensive reform must support middle-class Americans http://t.co/lbVlRDItS8
Senator, NY
Proud to be named Ranking Member on Ag subcommittee on dairy & #foodsafety. Look forward to continuing my work on both issues this Congress.
Senator, MD
We've wasted a month on #KeystoneXL, it wont become law. Let's set it aside & work on energy policy that makes sense for the US. #NoKXL

REPUBLICANS

Representative, SC
Glad to see #KeystoneXL pass.Already supports 1000s of jobs, including many in SC, &will create even more.Ball is in your court @WhiteHouse
Representative, MI
RT @MiekeEoyang: Which members are building a nat'l security legacy? We cite @RepDerekKilmer @timkaine @SenGillibrand @repjustinamash http:…
Representative, FL
RT @ngameztorres: @RosLehtinen habló sobre propuestas en el Congreso sobre Cuba, #GTMO y #LeydeAjuste. Lea la historia el domingo en @elnue
Senator, KY
RT @SenDeanHeller: Proud to cosponsor @SenRandPaul's #AuditTheFed bill. Transparency w/ taxpayer dollars is important. Learn more here: htt…
Representative, PA
When I drive around #PA10 I always give these Americans a wave #AmericasHeroes @ Williamsport,… http://t.co/2XpQhuTPy3
Senator, KY
RT @senrobportman: For too long, the Federal Reserve has been exempt from transparency,a key part of democracy.Its time to #AuditTheFed htt…
Representative, FL
RT @PepeBillete: The Pepe Billete Uncensored Show Live with @RosLehtinen Tune in channel 153 on Sirus/XM http://t.co/xc8Vedb5PO
Representative, TN
The President wants to shut Gitmo. Now terrorists returning to battlefield. We told the President this would happen. http://t.co/KnCw5thnOi
Senator, AK
On behalf of a grateful state, I thank Kusko 300 champion Pete Kaiser for sharing a powerful message -- Never Give Up http://t.co/FhEJEVcUdQ
Representative, TX
Today, the Senate passed S1 a bill to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline! Your move Mr. President. #KXL
Representative, CA
I urge the President to reconsider his veto threat and to not obstruct the people’s priorities #Keystone. http://t.co/hYuEP4oFGy
Representative, IL
ICYMI: Illinois congressmen back bill to renew Export-Import Bank http://t.co/QMsVwxycSE @CrainsChicago @GregHinz
Representative, CA
After years of delay from the Administration, the #NewAmericanCongress has shown it will move forward on the people’s priorities. #Keystone
Representative, PA
RT @RepCharlieDent: Great to visit Allentown VAClinic & WilkesBarre VA MedicalCtr today My friend @RepTomMarino joined me @ Wilkes-Barre ht…
Senator, KY
Go Cats RT @DevinBook: Knock us because you not us.
Representative, IN
As a member of @Transport, I look forward to finally considering a Keystone bill passed by the Senate.
Representative, FL
Castro regime "can't trust US policy" -- well for the last 50+ years, we've not trusted their policy either http://t.co/lwZ2JvHOnn
Representative, WI
Thanks, Lincoln Co, for the convo. Vilas, Florence & Forest, see you tomorrow - http://t.co/YlCv44cmkE for details. http://t.co/WiXUfyZc0G
Senator, AZ
President Obama's new budget will bust budget caps by $74 billion. No way. See CBO report. Sobering read. https://t.co/EP9hdZ7ixf.
Senator, KY
Senator, KY
#CommonCore is an education nightmare. Please watch my video, RT, then sign the petition: http://t.co/k2em5j6dyd
Senator, IL
#POTUS conceded sanctions forced #Iran to talk. New sanctions will #StopTheClock on Iran's nuke. VIDEO: http://t.co/KSEOCGkyyx
Senator, TX
RT @RepublicKolache: @JohnCornyn has come out in favor of kolaches. @tedcruz can we count on your support as well?
Representative, PA
Millions of households could face this tax for not complying with #Obamacare http://t.co/7NviTfsJt4
Senator, TX
RT @ShopFloorNAM: #Manufacturers call on Congress to pass #TPA4USjobs now. It's time to level the playing field! http://t.co/1U3hhsrWyH htt…
Senator, AZ
RT @rickklein: Good news podcast fans. Capital Games w me + @ESPNAndyKatz now has snazzy new iTunes home. Latest episode @SenJohnMcCain on …
Representative, TX
Congrats to the @copperascoveisd Bulldawg quartet for breaking the schools record in the 200-yard free relay & 400-free relay! GO BULLDAWGS!
Senator, IL
I intro'd S. 284 w/ @SenatorCardin @senjohnmccain to deny human rights abusers entry to our country. Full Statement: http://t.co/thd2hc1m7S
Representative, TX
I voted for a bill to remove burdensome red tape that threatens the economic benefits of #LNG exports. #Yes2Energy http://t.co/KAOcvJZCv0
Senator, NH
Senate passed #KeystoneXL bill in strong bipartisan vote of 62-36. I voted to end political roadblock & allow project to move forward.
Representative, TX
Senate passes #Keystone. After 6 yrs of review, including @HouseScience hearings, we know it will enhance energy ind. w/ min. enviro. impact
Representative, AL
Ronda's story has been an inspiration & ministry to others. Read her amazing blog http://t.co/gSRg3Xx0R5 #BeatCancer http://t.co/TDu9Rv4zAp
Representative, AL
Went w/ my friend Ronda Walker to her chemo appt. Fighting breast cancer & through it all says "to God be the glory" http://t.co/x3RibOkBnS
Representative, FL
#TBT with two reinas: #CeliaCruz de la #Salsa y Martha Flores, de la #Noche! http://t.co/QMzE84QIiN http://t.co/N3Q9DCh5HT
Representative, CA
Read the #chokepoint report w/ @jimjordan on FDIC’s involvement here: http://t.co/yHEiPNkkPL
Representative, CA
FDIC withdrew their so called “risk list” which lumped together legal businesses they didn’t like w/ illegal ones. http://t.co/xh2gKjx6c3
Representative, FL
Told @WIOD that #Cuba is trying to get as many concessions as possible from the #Obama administration yet do nothing in exchange for them
Senator, TN
TUNE IN to @KnoxTalkRadio tomorrow @ 8:10am ET. Sen. Alexander will join Mike Howard to talk about his plans to #FixNCLB
Senator, ND
I’m now on Instagram- be sure to follow me: @SenJohnHoeven http://t.co/92QiefOy3Q
Senator, TX
The Senate passed #KeystoneXL today. RT if you agree POTUS should sign. #TimetoBuild http://t.co/ocyxUoJ2KC