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, CA
Happy #FourthofJuly! Let’s work to keep the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Representative, IL
I shocked my family with a #MarthaStewartMoment, making this watermelon sherbet that everyone… https://t.co/2rU0GKUGrq
Representative, NY
.@TheBuffaloNews highlights a local business with a proud American message #MadeInAmerica https://t.co/g97z2XfETB
Senator, OR
Visiting w/Hood River Mayor Paul Blackburn & Steve Gates, owner of @bigwindshr, great example of rec creating jobs. http://t.co/lkG4t1Uk29
Representative, MD
I join in wishing you and your family a happy 4th of July from the nation's capitol. How are you celebrating today? http://t.co/L75mBvNCn2
Representative, WA
I hope everyone in #WA01 has a fun & safe day celebrating our country's independence! #USA #July4th
Senator, NY
From my family to yours, wishing you all a happy & safe #4thofJuly holiday.
Senator, OR
It's always "hang-on-to-your-hat" fun in the Gorge, sixth stop on our #7WondersOregon trip with @TravelOregon. http://t.co/ny1iLFYQzF
Representative, NJ
Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone in #NJ08 has a safe and fun holiday!
Senator, OR
On the road this #FourthOfJuly with @TravelOregon to stop #6 of our #7WondersOregon tour -- the beautiful Gorge. http://t.co/6Yr33qIcyn
Representative, CA
Happy 4th of July to you & your family! It has been an honor to celebrate our nation's independence in my district. http://t.co/EkfcC10DPR
Representative, CO
Celebrating Colorado's purple mountain majesties this #FourthofJuly! http://t.co/wt8Tyg6lXa #ContinentalDivide http://t.co/RugJnjq47Q
Representative, CA
Wishing everyone from Sacramento to Washington, DC a safe and happy 4th of July!
Representative, MA
So great to see everyone at today's #4thofJuly parade in #Rutland. Thanks to all who joined us. http://t.co/G6QucZ52eU
Representative, MI
As we celebrate #America's 239th birthday we are reminded of how far we have come & how much more we have to go. Happy #IndependenceDay!
Representative, CA
Senator, MD
Great seeing everyone at today's parade today in Catonsville. Have a happy and safe 4th! http://t.co/eYh2Hj2vY8
Senator, CT
Hearing of Lexington/Concord, CT's Israel Putnam rode 100 miles in 8 hours and was immediately made a major general. #July4th
Senator, PA
.@USDAFoodSafety wants you to #GrillingLikeaPRO this #4thofJuly. Remember to keep #FoodSafety in mind! http://t.co/kJIiuKhg1p
Senator, CT
After Lexington and Concord, British called CT Governor Jonathan Trumbull for help. Trumbull refused.
Senator, CT
When the British blockaded Boston, Wethersfield, CT responded immediately by donating 1000 bushels of wheat. #4thofJuly
Representative, CA
Have a safe and happy #IndependenceDay!
Senator, MN
RT @reubencollins: As always, Amy Klobuchar walks in the Ely parade. http://t.co/pA3KZtWHwp
Senator, MT
Join me in celebrating the birth of our great country. Have a happy and safe 4th of July! http://t.co/opupY3wGSA
Representative, NJ
Read the Declaration of Independence at Perth Amboy's 4th of July Celebration http://t.co/bE0FatSHO3
Representative, OR
Happy #4thofjuly! It's a tradition in my family to read the Declaration of Independence on the 4th: http://t.co/NwsTuguBu4.
Senator, IN
Representative, TX
La semana pasada estuve con autoridades en Reynosa, #México, dialogando sobre la #ReformaEnergética de ambos países http://t.co/sdNebNmGVh
Senator, CO
Happy Fourth of July! Thank you to all who have fought for our freedom and who continue to make our country great http://t.co/5TL3S7NDda
Senator, OR
Pendleton sure knows how to throw a patriotic #FourthOfJuly parade. http://t.co/KDXF0BuxX7
Representative, CT
Happy Birthday, America! Super ceremony in #Greenwich this morning. Town celebrating its 375th birthday! http://t.co/qmJjs2Yx53
Representative, NY
Pleased to join the Independence Day celebration in the Town of Cheektowaga http://t.co/7hXbYXsDdX
Senator, DE
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!
Representative, CO
Celebrating Colorado's purple mountain majesties this #FourthofJuly! http://t.co/wt8Tyg6lXa #ContinentalDivide http://t.co/8hNFOEqjde
Representative, WI
Happy Independence Day, friends! Stay safe and have a great weekend!
Senator, MA
Happy birthday, America! http://t.co/Fj8QrLi55K
Representative, CT
Happy #4thofJuly! Wishing everyone a safe and fun #IndependenceDay! http://t.co/1NniM8AF7T
Representative, IL
Reflecting on how lucky I am to live in the greatest of nations. Happy #4thofJuly #IL05 #IndependenceDay #USA http://t.co/nYpdDOvdwU
Senator, MN
Happy Independence Day from the parade route in Eveleth. We hope you have a red, white, (& awesome) day! http://t.co/9IWjwax1Mb
Representative, WA
Enjoyed the annual #pancake breakfast today with volunteers & firefighters at the #Bothell Fire Department! #July4th http://t.co/WMMjaiksiH

REPUBLICANS

Senator, KY
Last chance! Order your limited edition Independence Day bumper stickers for only $7.04 before midnight tonight! https://t.co/rzyH7F1ydn
Representative, MN
Celebrating Independence Day by thanking our sons and daughters in uniform for keeping this the land of the free and home of the brave.
Representative, TX
Delighted to see Mayor Todd Gottel and Representative @AngieChenButton at the Rowlett #4thofJuly celebration. #TX32 http://t.co/QCLJYNLhGm
Representative, CA
RT @FoxNews: .@USArmy Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno tells us why he’s a #ProudAmerican this #FourthofJuly. http://t.co/18qxuSKR5t
Representative, TX
Representative, WA
So proud to be part of this community that honors our country’s history. Enjoy as you celebrate the red, white & blue! Happy Bday, America!
Representative, NM
July 4, 1776: They risked all – their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. http://t.co/fJWf8QdZJi #IndependenceDay #NMPOL #July4
Representative, PA
Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and happy Independence Day #FourthOfJuly
Senator, TX
I’ll be in Augusta & Milner, GA, tomorrow, and I hope you'll join us and bring a friend! More details: https://t.co/qitSK1DhrC
Representative, OH
Fourth of July visit to #Ireland has been all about thanking America’s dearest friends & promoting our future. http://t.co/6wlWTlw5Fh
Senator, KY
ICYMI: Try this Independence Day-themed word search https://t.co/8rEC9v5pVs
Representative, MI
Thanks! Happy Independence Day! https://t.co/4We1QnTBVA
Representative, MT
Senator, TN
Senator Corker will discuss the latest on #IranTalks tomorrow morning on @FaceTheNation. Local listings: http://t.co/0Ivwk5xvBu.
Representative, PA
RT @stoneyrichards: My Stoney River Boys play with Congressman Tim Murphy again for Moon Twp. 4th of July show. http://t.co/0TPFTBCuqH
Representative, FL
A gr8 #Miami #4thofJuly #boating w the grandbabies. They tired us out! http://t.co/t0aZbAxa1O
Senator, SD
There's only one Kranzburg. Had a great time this morning celebrating with everyone. #IndependenceDay http://t.co/O0529v4M4d
Representative, IA
Happy Independence Day @ dedication of Lake View Veterans Memorial Plaza. Excellent program-meaningful and perfect. http://t.co/savPekyb4g
Representative, TX
Happy 80th birthday to Joe T. Garcia's, a #FortWorth institution. http://t.co/SXQYK4OhES
Representative, NY
Great time at the Tannersville and Cobleskill Independence Day Parades. Congrats to all involved! http://t.co/4VGooNgIWx
Representative, UT
Republicans look to deliver blow against ObamaCare tax via the @FoxNews App http://t.co/7t7kuO4ZMO
Representative, OH
Representative, MS
RT @thesparkmansal: Thanks @GreggHarper for your address this morning in DeKalb and thanks for your support of MS military academy attendee…
Representative, PA
“And for the support of this Declaration...we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor” #FourthofJuly
Senator, WY
Great to celebrate our #IndependenceDay in Cody today—Bobbi & I enjoyed visiting & being a part of the parade. http://t.co/6HkFM9LDTk
Representative, KS
Great day so far celebrating Independence Day and honoring heroes at @HutchFest and in Sterling! On to Wamego #4thofJuly
Representative, PA
Representative, OH
Representative, IL
We, therefore...do...declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States #IndependenceDay #July4th
Representative, MT
You know you're in Montana when you run across gopher gravy in a grocery store #GopherHunting https://t.co/nw2N1j1Si5
Representative, OH
We’ve inherited the greatest fortune known to man: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. http://t.co/6wlWTlNH3R
Senator, TX
RT @TeamTedCruz: What a showing at the #July4th parade in Faith, NC, by the #CruzCrew!
Representative, PA
The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped 13 times every #FourthOfJuly in honor of the original 13 colonies
Representative, WI
Spending #IndependanceDay with my grandchildren - Happy Fourth of July! #July4th http://t.co/LQvQdrpCar
Senator, KY
Thank you to my supporters in Merrimack! I hope you're all having a great #IndependenceDay. #StandwithRand in NH http://t.co/nX4IY3kbpN
Representative, MN
Wishing everybody a wonderful #4thofJuly!
Senator, KY
See if you can complete this word search in under 2 minutes https://t.co/8rEC9v5pVs
Representative, OH
Representative, OH
Happy #4thOfJuly.
Representative, PA
Happy #IndependenceDay to everyone in Western #PA and across our great country! #GodBlessAmerica #4thOfJuly #PA03 http://t.co/64uFPY86x3