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, VA
Tim Kaine
Our thoughts will always turn to the @Virginia_Tech community on April 16. #neVerforgeT
Representative, CA
Maxine Waters
RT @Cal_OES: Thank you @MaxineWaters for hosting the Emergency Preparedness Panel this past weekend. http://t.co/yeBT9xn0sY
Senator, NH
Jeanne Shaheen
Great news for NH and North Country veterans! #VA announces new clinics in Colebrook and Berlin. Read more here: http://t.co/c5tSFpwIi7
Representative, CA
Maxine Waters
RT @SorayaSutherlin: #Emergency #Preparedness workshop, great success! Thanks to @MaxineWaters for hosting the great event! http://t.co/USJ…
Representative, CA
George Miller
RT @SenatorHarkin: The #ACA is saving consumers and American taxpayers money. New @uscbo report cuts #ACA price estimate by $104B: http://t…
Senator, NM
Tom Udall
Getting down 2 business on growing #RioArriba Co+#NM's economy, talking how I can partner in #Española 2 keep it up http://t.co/5KP8gEC8jd
Representative, CA
Nancy Pelosi
Good (and unsurprising) news! The rate on uninsured people drops more in states that embraced #ACA: http://t.co/zt4XfbPkdZ #ACAworks
Senator, PA
Bob Casey
Good luck to the @Penguins and @NHLFlyers as they start their playoff runs tonight and tomorrow! Who will grow the best playoff beard?
Representative, IA
Bruce Braley
Presenting medals to Army veteran Oscar Johnson at the Tama-Toledo Country Club. Oscar served in 3 wars. http://t.co/6QKX2YoeXb
Senator, AR
Mark Pryor
Check out my interview w/ @eatusrice a/b #FarmBill, bipartisanship, & importance of supporting AR agriculture http://t.co/ZzFd25eU55
Senator, AR
Mark Pryor
Proud to support funding for Ft. Chaffee & men and women in uniform. 2 combat vets in my office are excited to attend http://t.co/VYWnpJ3GjF
Representative, FL
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
These teens' leadership in remembering their friend killed in Kansas is truly inspiring http://t.co/slZ77HtFBc #Reatschallenge
Senator, IN
Joe Donnelly
Donnelly to visit Columbia City sonobuoys manufacturer USSI, commend their efforts in Malaysian airliner search http://t.co/OuJ2QjfzbG
Representative, ME
Mike Michaud
Apps for the new bipartisan Veterans Congressional Fellowship are due Fri – check out the app and apply today! http://t.co/gsOKGAG53W
Senator, WA
Patty Murray
RT @tacomaschools: ICYMI: @nate_bowling describes magic behind his teaching at LHS. No wonder @Milken gave him natl educator award today ht…
Senator, CT
Chris Murphy
RT @TheFix: New data tell a very positive story about Obamacare. http://t.co/steAbtmcLw”
Representative, TX
Henry Cuellar
Flying over beautiful #Colombia http://t.co/awaEHeZ0l0
Representative, WA
Suzan DelBene
RT @janettu: Brad Smith, Rep. Suzan DelBene, and ACLU rep discuss NSA and privacy: http://t.co/EOdpANHrn2
Senator, CT
Chris Murphy
New Britain's own! RT @Buster_ESPN: The Astros' George Springer got the call to the big leagues. http://t.co/UrpIebK5wB”
Representative, NJ
Albio Sires
Proud to support #YouthSuicidePrevention programs that help states and universities develop strategies for early intervention & prevention
Representative, PA
Chaka Fattah
PET scans may help predict recovery of patients in coma "We can rebuild the Walls...If we have a Mind to Work." CF http://t.co/HSlBY9GDgV
Senator, MN
Al Franken
Take a quick break from ‘gramming your food and pets to follow Al on Instagram: http://t.co/eniXNFwafJ
Representative, CT
Rosa DeLauro
At first, Chris Labosky thought the woman wandering around Maison Mathis was just a friendly local http://t.co/iWDS3qE9vo
Representative, MI
Gary Peters
Excited to welcome @DHSgov Sec. Johnson to #Michigan to discuss importance of #NITC & our border crossings that create jobs & grow economy.
Representative, KY
John Yarmuth
RT @FulbrightSchlrs: US Representative John Yarmuth gives the closing keynote at #Fulbright Scholar Enrichment Seminar in Louisville, KY. h…
Representative, NY
Brian Higgins
Spoke to @NickReisman @CapitalTonight about dangers of Ryan budget, keeping the @BuffaloBills in #WNY http://t.co/t0G0jACyz8
Representative, CA
Janice Hahn
#JobFair in Carson today will feature more than 60 employers! 10am to 1 pm in the McDonald Community Center http://t.co/YFdHqnJRx0
Representative, PA
Chaka Fattah
Obamacare Helped Nearly 10 Million Get Insurance, Gallup Finds http://t.co/OWJyitWA84 via @NBCNews
Representative, TX
Lloyd Doggett
My Stop Subsidizing Multimillion Dollar Corporate Bonuses Act would close loophole. Read @voxdotcom story here http://t.co/aj3HG0Z0KC
Representative, IN
Andre  Carson
RT @GSAGreatLakes: RA Kalayil joins @RepAndreCarson in Indy to share how #smallbiz can do biz with gov't. @GSAOSBU http://t.co/D7PSI95TCj
Representative, TX
Lloyd Doggett
Great to see @voxdotcom @titonka @ezraklein highlight huge tax loophole allowing write-off of multimillion exec bonu$e$ at taxpayer expense
Representative, NY
Charles Rangel
College-bound? Attend info session 4/17 5:30pm Aguilar Library 174 E 110th St @EHTPnyc @EHTPJeff #Harlem http://t.co/T6HB6T4EyP
Senator, VA
Mark Warner
RT @LaDIFF: Senator Mark Warner stopped by LaDiff yesterday! Check out what he had to say. #RVA http://t.co/JaJIu4y9lw
Representative, AZ
Raul Grijalva
I'm asking @Interior IG to study #ALEC bills forcing state control of federal land. How much time, $ wasted? http://t.co/0Fa6ihaljM #p2
Senator, WA
Patty Murray
.@RANDCorporation: "Four Ways to Help Military Caregivers" http://t.co/69NbVK5BLg #HiddenHeroes
President, US
Barack Obama
Millions of Americans can now rely on quality, affordable health care coverage: http://t.co/IBVidI2Weg
Representative, TX
Eddie Johnson
Good Morning Texas
Representative, DC
Eleanor Norton
More than 150 yrs after DC led in freeing of slaves, I'm marching in DC Emancipation Day Parade to get DC marching for statehood
Representative, FL
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
I'm back, Twitter! Enjoyed celebrating with friends and family (pro-tip: matzo doesn't make good pizza crust). Excited to dive back in.
Senator, IN
Joe Donnelly
RT @savedunes: Thanks to Senator Joe Donnelly for his appropriations requests to bolster Indiana's use of cover crops! When... http://t.co…

REPUBLICANS

Representative, AZ
David Schweikert
Great welcome at seedspot this morning! Looking forward to talking #crowdfunding with this round of… http://t.co/7P6yMV4fqo
Senator, KY
Mitch McConnell
McConnell visited w/ @murraystateuniv students & faculty to discuss #Kentucky agriculture & industrial #hemp projects http://t.co/QYeKRxtiwV
Representative, IL
Randy Hultgren
Science tip: 10 things you might not know about particle accelerators http://t.co/rojeWMDkUS
Representative, OH
Rob Portman
Joined Drug Free Action Alliance inColumbus to host a discussion on heroin prevention & treatment in our communities http://t.co/oIh6p32vp3
Representative, TN
Marsha Blackburn
DC residents who started an application for coverage by March end will have until April 30 to enroll...So the final final wasn't the final?
Representative, KS
Tim Huelskamp
Even liberals say ObamaScare #sunk house Dems http://t.co/1EL85J88Nw
Representative, TX
Bill Flores
New emails reveal Lerner contacted DoJ to prosecute the same organizations the IRS was improperly targeting http://t.co/i38wm04qDc
Representative, MI
Justin Amash
RT @charliespiering: - @justinamash loved Captain America: Winter Solider - says it was “right up my alley” http://t.co/tkMC0xyw8v
Representative, AR
Rick Crawford
A great U.S. discussion is happening in the Gosnell HS 9th grade Civics class. THANKS to Superintendent Bonard Mace! http://t.co/KvgSZRdIv3
Representative, AL
Rep. Martha Roby
Glad to meet with Dr. Walter Hill today. Dr. Hill is Provost and Dean of the College of Agriculture at @TuskegeeUniv http://t.co/TopmN2GnKf
Representative, VA
Robert Hurt
Our thoughts & prayers remain with the Virginia Tech community as we remember the 32 students & faculty who passed away 7 years ago today.
Representative, CO
Doug Lamborn
RT @FRCdc: Thanks to @RepDLamborn for his leadership & letter to Sec James regarding Air Force's continued reliance on AFI 1-1. #militaryfr
Representative, NE
Adrian Smith
PHOTO: Speaking with students at Kearney Catholic. #NE03 http://t.co/npCvhXj69X
Senator, TN
Lamar Alexander
Visiting with @crossvillenews assistant editor Heather Mullinix at the paper today. http://t.co/adndMiarih
Representative, FL
Daniel Webster
Visited NeuLife Residential Rehab Center in Mt Dora where they assist individuals w/ post-acute trauma injuries http://t.co/5yy0XZX8PX
Senator, KS
Pat Roberts
Enjoyed visiting at a Jetmore High School Assembly today. Thanks to Farm Bureau and community leaders… http://t.co/9UzTIst3I2
Senator, NH
Kelly Ayotte
Met w @Dell reps to talk biz operations, toured design center & lab.Nashua facility employs over 600 workers http://t.co/aZbqdbJmqf
Representative, OH
Steve Chabot
Great to be w/ young, local artists last evening to announce finalists of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. http://t.co/GQRGocKwgm
Representative, TX
Joe Barton
New Report: "US energy boom is occurring in spite of president’s policies not because of them." (H/T @HouseCommerce) http://t.co/BigrZSJV2i
Representative, PA
Patrick Meehan
.@DelcoDAoffice: financial crime is constantly evolving and is on the rise alongside the rise of the internet
Representative, FL
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Thx @RepReneeEllmers 4 ur support on creation of @latinomuseum 2 highlight Hispanic contributions in building + strengthening our nation.
Representative, NE
Lee Terryne
Had a great time speaking to @m_south_hs government students this morning. The Patriots asked some great questions! http://t.co/g5SeUft9ok
Senator, TX
John Cornyn
Krauthammer: Can we remember that we have added $7 trillion to the debt in 5 years, please? « Hot Air http://t.co/2xFyhSn0zg via @hotairblog
Representative, PA
Patrick Meehan
.@DelcoDAoffice identity theft is a crime that presents unique challenges for law enforcement to prosecute. Strong partnerships essential
Representative, IL
Adam Kinzinger
Remember to submit your artwork for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition by Friday at 5:00PM http://t.co/YYMTBSxSCP http://t.co/NmN3lDJoj4
Representative, KY
Ed Whitfield
Today in history: 4/16/1972 was the launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, FL! I salute these brave astronauts! http://t.co/ol9SHJGeht
Senator, AZ
John McCain
Event on European security w/ Sens Hoeven, Barrasso & Johnson at @ReaganHouseLT in #Vilnius starts now. Watch live: http://t.co/SH1Z77M2lz
Senator, KS
Jerry Moran
I'm kicking off the morning in Wichita at a roundtable with my military and veterans advisory committee. http://t.co/sHwikBmAkK
Representative, TN
Diane Black
Head to my Facebook page to see the top 6 finalists in the #TN06 Art Competition & vote for your favorite! http://t.co/MCc4GAQiWV
Senator, NH
Kelly Ayotte
Enjoyed touring Dell’s facility in Nashua this morning http://t.co/D3crN2QBzs
Representative, AZ
Paul Gosar
Fire restrictions go into effect 04/18 for Prescott and Tonto National Forests. Fires in developed campgrounds only. http://t.co/ShXmlSMHqE
Representative, OH
John Boehner
From @NRO: Census controversy latest example of @WhiteHouse’s being happy to avoid assessing president’s #hcr law http://t.co/pMqPvUj8NB
Representative, IL
John Shimkus
Consumers considering different health plans find little info about abortion coverage http://t.co/E91eHqyxEm
Representative, VA
Eric Cantor
The President should urge the Senate to take up this worker training bill without delay: http://t.co/QkPgLxspbD #SKILLSAct
Representative, PA
Patrick Meehan
Representatives from @DelcoDAoffice , @fbiphiladelphia and @usss testify on efforts to fight #cybercrime http://t.co/WyWgOP7tAy
Senator, LA
David Vitter
RT @MyArkLaMiss: Candidate for Louisiana Governor and Senator David Vitter visits Monroe & Bastrop --> http://t.co/Mld8AH2eK9 #kard... http…
Representative, TN
Steve Cohen
My new #GrowthZones bill would help create #jobs & revitalize #Memphis' economy http://t.co/bQGwOkqUEc
Representative, NC
Virginia Foxx
RT @TPCarney: Taxes are the price we pay for 7 of the 10 richest counties being within commuting distance of DC.
Representative, TN
Steve Cohen
My new #GrowthZones bill would help create #jobs & revitalize #Memphis' economy http://t.co/iAKUcKQLqJ
Representative, ID
Mike Simpson
Simpson urges federal government to meet PILT obligations to states and counties http://t.co/8NcqqRS4lG