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, HI
Tropical Storm #Guillermo continues toward HI. Stay diligent- have an emergency kit ready http://t.co/dUWaQWhECM https://t.co/esvWlIWGyR
Representative, CA
RT @SupCindyChavez: Highlighting successes/continued resolve of @RepMikeHonda & #HumanTraffickingCommission against human trafficking: http…
Representative, CA
RT @Prof_MPastor: At unveiling @CoCoSouthLA building. 3 ED's (past @ present) + a mayor! @ericgarcetti @mhdcd8 @aretana @RepKarenBass http…
Representative, CA
ICYMI: @CBSLA reported about the renovated @CoCoSouthLA​ building & this organization's impact on young lives: http://t.co/yFgaTGivhR
Representative, MN
RT @mpvusa: .@mpvusa supports @UNrightswire's Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein in condemning #ISIL's brutal human rights violations. U too? http://t.c…
Representative, CA
Today I met with @rustyhicks, head of @LALabor. Together, we are fighting for working families. http://t.co/e2yxBcNxKs
Representative, WA
It’s great to see @MitsubishiMRJ’s new engineering center where 150 workers will support their regional jet. http://t.co/N5NKwJpQDB
Representative, CO
Thx to everyone who participated in my tele & TW town hall tonight. For other ?s or concerns, contact my office at 303-274-7944 #CO7TownHall
Representative, CO
Thanks everyone for participating in the twitter town hall! #CO7TownHall
Representative, CO
.@garrettlukken @Rockies' need to build a pitching corp #CO7TownHall
Representative, CO
.@daniglover: Yes, I agree. Diplomacy deserves a chance to work. #CO7TownHall
Representative, CO
.@CassidyRosen contact other Colorado representatives & express your support & work w/ the American Institute of Architects to help pass it!
Representative, CA
Great piece on Stockton reaching 41 percent in water savings. We all need to do our part. #CAdrought http://t.co/2OCRa0PYg6 via @recordnet
Representative, CO
.@skewesey: Make sure there's equal pay for equal work like the Lily Ledbetter legislation plus fair parental leave policies #CO7TownHall
Representative, CO
.@BradenCoxCO There are MANY great places for pizza and Italian in the 7th but 2 that come to mind are Edgewater Inn & Woody's #CO7TownHall
Representative, CA
Great article on Stockon reaching 41 percent in water savings. We all need to do our part. http://t.co/2OCRa0PYg6 via @recordnet #CAdrought
Representative, OR
Glad the Senate voted to protect #PlannedParenthood and the critical health care it provides to millions of families #StandwithPP.
Representative, CO
.@MylesRigg I support it. It can make a very big difference in kids' lives. #CO7TownHall
Representative, CO
.@BradenCoxCO Also see if you qualify for FHA loan #CO7TownHall
Representative, CO
.@BradenCoxCO Look for fixer-uppers. Develop & maintain good credit. Investigate a variety of neighborhoods. #CO7TownHall
Representative, CO
.@daniglover Trying to keep interest rates down & pass bills to reduce student debt for services rendered like HR2938 #CO7TownHall
Representative, CO
Just wrapped up the telephone town hall. I'm ready for your questions on Twitter! #CO7TownHall http://t.co/RBC0nLJBa2
Representative, CA
Here's how President Obama's #CleanPowerPlan will boost our economy → http://t.co/28UsbI4Zth #ActOnClimate http://t.co/RGFPOecznJ
Representative, VA
Good discussion on the need to restore the Voting Rights Act at the Library of VA hosted by MLK Memorial Commission http://t.co/tvLux7Lbqi
Representative, CA
I am fighting to end human trafficking worldwide & I was proud to discuss my bill to help end trafficking. http://t.co/Z2BfzkCHsu
Representative, IL
Meeting w/ the residents of @evachicago tonight at their monthly meeting to discuss neighborhood concerns #IL05 http://t.co/eboMsPlelf
Representative, CA
.@Nick_Offerman I'm w/ you on this one Nick, but my son Eli is concerned about some of your other ideas. @PPact @NPWF http://t.co/A2CI7SWjFM
Senator, NH
Very saddened to learn of the tragic deaths in Lancaster tonight. Thoughts & prayers are w/ their families, those injured & first responders
Senator, CT
Quick dinner w @MartinHeinrich @CoryBooker @brianschatz. Feel like they could've sprung for a bigger cake. http://t.co/aDkDDZwdYb
Representative, FL
Representative, FL
Congresswoman Brown Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, Urges Florida Legislature to Expand Medi... http://t.co/gB1r1hOoaD
Senator, VT
"The global economy is simply unsustainable when so few have so much and so many have so little." -Sen. Sanders http://t.co/Jt5Fb1MMK3
Representative, CA
President Obama's #CleanPowerPlan will save Americans billions of dollars → http://t.co/28UsbI4Zth #ActOnClimate http://t.co/7Mu4ETOMBk
Senator, WV
Pleased to announce that @WVHEPC will receive $20M from @NSF for academic research at #WV colleges/universities: http://t.co/EBzqcxAiTc
Senator, NY
Another terrific job by @FDNY in Brooklyn this morning. Thank you for all you do. https://t.co/FeGWN94EMm
Representative, NY
RT @SenatorSerrano: Large audience on hand at @BronxMuseum for #Legionnaires outbreak town hall meeting tonight. #SouthBronx http://t.co/LC…
Senator, RI
An issue dear to me, it was great today to read this encouraging development on pancreatic cancer, via @BBCNews: http://t.co/ooXERe1P8f
Representative, CA
Let me give a big thank you to our summer interns.Good luck in your future endeavors, and keep up the good work! http://t.co/5VLqLPyLWR
Senator, NY
Great @NYDailyNews tribute to Jon Stewart & @TheDailyShow, champions for 9/11 heroes & funding of #911heatlh bill: http://t.co/YaytUtk39H
Representative, VA
Had a good discussion about reauthorizing the Elem. & Secondary Education Act w/ VEA Pres Meg Gruber & Robley Jones http://t.co/7zkbk5MeLq

REPUBLICANS

Representative, MN
Bets on when an investigation begins?
Representative, MN
Crony capitalism defines Clintons. Why else would anyone trust their money with C unless it was coming back to them? http://t.co/ceqiAMkXoW
Senator, IL
Congratulations to Com. Laura Lenderman who was installed today as commander of the 375 Air Mobility Wing @ScottAFB http://t.co/7pLam9C1Mf
Senator, TX
ICYMI: Bacon, Texas style http://t.co/zC5HwQMrvJ
Representative, CO
Please click here to watch my interview with @KRDONC13 regarding the #PlannedParenthood videos. http://t.co/6dmw7ojLTe
Senator, TX
RT @cspan: .@TedCruz at #VotersFirst Forum. Watch the complete #VotersFirst Forum here: http://t.co/W49R8SUZhH https://t.co/AbCjFTKJoM
Representative, OH
RT @GolfChannel: #Feherty is back! David sits down with Speaker John Boehner right now on @GolfChannel & http://t.co/KOt9y5KYBI http://t.co…
Senator, FL
RT @TeamMarco: Check out @marcorubio's Snapchat story (marcorubio16) for a behind the scenes look at #VotersFirst
Senator, IL
My staff is assisting @LakeCountyIL officials after a tornado touched down last night. http://t.co/5Ur6tOxZAW
Representative, IL
Fact: All-time record of fed govt collecting revenue per person may be set by Sept. 30 if current pace of federal revenue growth continues.
Senator, NH
Very sad news out of Lancaster tonight. My prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy.
Senator, TX
Cornyn: Fund Community Health Centers, Not Planned Parenthood | TexasGOPVote http://t.co/S7Y6YbPffh via @TexasGOPVote
Representative, PA
RT @RepLouBarletta: The people have learned more about the #IranDeal, and they don't like it. https://t.co/W8Cxlx5yar
Representative, TX
Great to join .@KETK tonight & talk abt immigration, 'Kate's Law,' & Planned Parenthood. Watch the video here: http://t.co/yrIvVqUVt3
Representative, TX
Great to join .@KETKNBC tonight & talk abt immigration, 'Kate's Law,' & Planned Parenthood. Watch the video here: http://t.co/yrIvVqUVt3
Representative, TX
Spent some time this afternoon with @KBTXNews as August recess kicked into high gear. http://t.co/YVtdAYv2Ur
Senator, FL
"This nation is at a pivotal moment...we need to decide what kind of country we will be in the 21st Century." https://t.co/6odU51Wzxm
Senator, TX
Defund planned parenthood vote 53-46; need 7 more. Can you help us get them?
Representative, NM
Pearce: POTUS Places Immeasurable Minimal Environmental Benefit Ahead of New Mexican Families http://t.co/CTi3pd8aSE #NMPOL #Yes2Energy
Senator, TX
Hope you’ll join our fight to reignite the promise of America https://t.co/vQnreiGh7v https://t.co/T4exLP0EXE #VotersFirst #nhpolitics #fitn
Senator, KY
RT @WLKY: #VotersFirst: @RandPaul speaks about his work regarding the #PatriotAct. Watch forum live: http://t.co/k28ypCHm4T http://t.co/2PS…
Senator, KY
RT @WMUR9: @RandPaul answers "How do you define your political philosphy?" -- http://t.co/LcZULQ7F5P #NHPolitics #VotersFirst #FITN
Representative, TX
I'm part of the 57% of Americans opposing the #IranNuclearDeal! What about you? http://t.co/tCvSxpHW0C #IranDeal #txcot #txgop #TeaParty
Senator, TX
RT @WaPoSean: .@tedcruz: "I intend to make 2016 a referendum on repealing Obamacare."
Senator, TX
I believe 2016 will be an election like 1980. We’ll win by painting in bold colors and we’ll reignite the promise of America #votersfirst
Senator, TX
I intend to make 2016 a referendum on a #FullRepeal of Obamacare #votersfirst #FITN #NHpolitics
Senator, KY
RT @WaPoSean: .@RandPaul: "I'm a different kind of Republican."
Representative, OH
Our @uscapitol tour guides are doing a great job keeping the building accessible during renovations. @visitthecapitol #DC
Senator, SD
The Obama @EPA strikes again, and it’s bad news for American consumers. http://t.co/jctrJzhSez
Senator, TX
We need a leader with a demonstrated history of standing up to the #WashingtonCartel to turn America around #votersfirst #FITN #NHpolitics
Representative, KS
.@JohnKerry: Najafi, #Iran's ambassador, said no country will know details of future inspections by IAEA:http://t.co/kIU1n5WZ6b #BadIranDeal
Senator, TX
This #IranDeal leaves four American citizens languishing in Iranian prisons #votersfirst #FITN #NHpolitics
Senator, KY
Oops I obviously meant I've been spending the last few weeks fighting to defund Planned Parenthood but I'm happy to defund Obamacare too.
Representative, TX
Texans will be hit hard by President Obama's mandate that states cut greenhouse gas emissions by 32% by 2030. http://t.co/35RCHUGOap
Senator, TX
I believe this Obama Iran nuclear deal is a catastrophic mistake #votersfirst #FITN #NHpolitics
Senator, TX
Senator, TX
RT @LibertyBritt: Yes, the Senate bill was defeated. We knew it would be. This is 1st battle in a long set to come. Stay focused and ready …
Senator, AK
These #EPA regulations are moving faster than the technology needed in order to meet them.
Senator, TN
Sen. Corker voted today to redirect Planned Parenthood funding while protecting funding for women's health services: http://t.co/HfG8jvTIV9.
Senator, AK
Alaska is unique and there was no flexibility in the rule that would make this work in a state like Alaska.