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, MA
RT @WBUR: TRANSCRIPT: @SenWarren's full @nprnews conversation this morning on financial regulation: http://t.co/BbggnprGqI
Representative, MO
RT @EvanCleaver: A lot of teams have great fans, but they'll never be @Royals #KCPride #OAKvsKC #TakeTheCrown http://t.co/YsJVAimCD2
Senator, MA
Attn regulators: You work for the American people, not for the big banks. Check out my interview with @NPR: http://t.co/EeVmHSJ5LM
Representative, MO
Folks, I can barely believe it. 9-8. That #Royals win last night! #BeRoyalKC #HuntForBlueOctober
Representative, NY
Looking forward to joining @CHCI’s Public Policy Conference this afternoon to discuss need for #ImmigrationReform! #CIR #CHCIHHM
Senator, PA
Honored to be named a 2014 Champion of Children by @First_Focus & @Campaign4Kids! We must continue to #InvestInKids! http://t.co/Y30OzEOZGs
Representative, GA
RT @THopeNavas: @RepHankJohnson: I think we've entered the "Age of the Woman"! #ALC2014 #afrodesendants http://t.co/4pFE4oLn32
Senator, MN
#MN families deserve a living wage and fair shot, not working multiple jobs to make ends meet. #MNSEn http://t.co/RosxsO5ORy
Representative, GA
RT @AfAmEducation: Chair of #CBCFALC14 Education Braintrust @RepHankJohnson sharing abt his mother's perserverance to get an education htt…
Representative, RI
In the 10 years that @gloriagemma has been around, they have done so much for #breastcancer patients and survivors. Thank you. #FlamesOfHope
Representative, FL
As a #breastcancersurvivor, Breast Cancer Awareness Month means so much to me. Thoughts on the fight to #beatcancer: http://t.co/iDcHyZX6jo
Senator, MN
RT @rfurlong: ICYMI: DEBATE: @alfranken has strong bipartisan record http://t.co/YqqF0TdpGQ #mnsen
Senator, RI
#ItsOnUs to stop #sexualassault on college campuses. Thanks @AGKilmartin for the invite to discuss w/@NatlAssnAttysGn http://t.co/jPursYXMyq
Representative, MA
Congrats to @Bay_Path for receiving $3.5 mil First in the World grant from @usedgov to help support their innovative online learning program
Representative, IA
With Dee and Roger Hunt of Rock Falls. Roger is a proud Marine Corps veteran of Korea. @TeamBraley http://t.co/v4U2yqGuVB
Senator, MN
Women earn less as soon as they enter the labor force, & it widens over time. That’s just wrong. #MNSen http://t.co/w4xrNsddxm
Senator, MN
Expanding early childhood education is key to closing the achievement gap. #MNSen http://t.co/FHW7JJi3Dd
Senator, MN
RT @TeamFranken2014: .@alfranken: “You can refinance your car loan, you can refinance a home loan…why can’t you refinance your student loan…
Senator, NV
One year ago, Republicans engaged in a senseless and harmful shutdown of the government. http://t.co/ivVUDzJWEY
Senator, VT
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): http://t.co/257JwwKfT1 #Vt #Vermont
Representative, IN
On my way to @c_ville1823 to talk about the upgrades coming to @Amtrak
Representative, MO
.@HuffingtonPost says Kansas City 'Coolest' in America. The thing is, we already knew. http://t.co/kCfltCHemI #KansasCity
Representative, MO
Representative, MO
RT @MLBStatoftheDay: The @Royals are first team ever to have a game-tying hit and a game-ending hit in extra-innings of a winner-take-all g…
Representative, CA
RT @HouseFeeds: Congressman Garamendi Joins Bipartisan Call for Sports Leagues to Strengthen Domestic Violence Prevention Policies http://t…
Senator, MN
Minnesota farmers know that they can count on Al to reach across the aisle to get things done. #MNsen http://t.co/zdwqOQxnmQ
Representative, NY
Representative, NY
RT @news10nbc: Congresswoman @louiseslaughter to speak at CDS Monarch Warrior Salute event http://t.co/5E7fG639fC
Representative, DC
I'll be on @CNNnewsroom with @CarolCNN at 9am.
Representative, NY
More national recognition for #Bflo: Delaware Park @bfloparks made list for @APA_Planning 10 Great Public Places 2014 http://t.co/s51RH7PJ5r
Representative, PA
"@ScienceInsider: Who got the first U.S. BRAIN grants? #neuroscience http://t.co/OPsQcIkyQY… http://t.co/F6Bf9l7tLA" http://t.co/g6aHJwaWdz
Senator, MN
I'm about to take the stage in Duluth, where I will address my record of working hard for #MN. Tune in now: http://t.co/PkiXSDbf96 -Al
Senator, MN
If you’re watching the debate, be sure to follow @TeamFranken2014 for live rapid response. #MNSen
Senator, MN
It might be early, but #TeamFranken is fired up ahead of this morning's debate in Duluth! http://t.co/8XDIbDhqlj
Representative, PA
"@ReutersBiz: U.S. private sector creates 213,000 jobs in September: ADP http://t.co/mOuLGuudEP" http://t.co/zb6m2FiiqQ
Representative, VA
RT @dailyrundown: Things worsen for the USSS: Armed ex-con was on elevator w/Obama in ATL http://t.co/mMfc1b5X95 @GerryConnolly & @RepDougC
Senator, DE
Feds take on Wilmington crime http://t.co/6NgKChJD4w // Company you don't want to keep http://t.co/Gnp6ftuq2x // via @delawareonline
Representative, VA
Will talk #OGR hearing on #SecretService breach at 9:10 with @kwelkernbc on @dailyrundown.
Representative, CT
A year ago today @SpeakerBoehner, @HouseGOP & @TedCruz shutdown the govt for 16 days at a cost of $24 billion to our economy. #NeverAgain
Representative, VA
Will talk #OGR #SecretService breach at 9:10 with @kwelkernbc on @dailyrundown.

REPUBLICANS

Representative, CA
WATCH LIVE: Our @HouseForeign hearing w/ Sgt. #Tahmooressi's mother Jill & @Montel_Williams: http://t.co/cNYiIwiB2u #BringBackOurMarine
Representative, FL
RT @HospiceAction: Thank you @RepGusBilirakis @suncoasthospice @HPHHospice @GHPPC & Chapters Health System for meeting to discuss #hpm! htt…
Representative, OH
#India PM @NarendraModi’s pledge to expand economic opportunity has inspired people all over the world: http://t.co/8Egv9J8rDj
Representative, MI
RT @congressdotgov: @repjustinamash The beta label is now gone from http://t.co/Hxx8QLac5P and we have released a variety of updates. http:…
Senator, NH
Must read in @WSJopinion: White House Down: The stunning failure of the Secret Service is a new government nadir. http://t.co/uwTrxhG2Eo
Representative, FL
If you know a veteran who lives in #FL25, please consider nominating them for the Cong. Veterans Commendation: http://t.co/osCtrOV8zg
Representative, NY
Read @uticaOD story on bright future for unmanned aircraft in Mohawk Valley. It's already helping our economy. http://t.co/rEA2Aabgsa #NY22
Representative, MI
Great to see 2 West Michigan schools nationally recognized for their achievement & performance! http://t.co/rF0hCbpkgJ #BlueRibbon
Representative, NC
RT @HouseCommerce Chairman Upton comments on confirmed Ebola case in the U.S. Plans hearing in coming weeks: http://t.co/vNFcrSU5rV
Representative, TX
1 yr ago today, http://t.co/k5mx2Qd5mm was launched and promptly failed, wasting $2B. Just 1 part of the total failure that is #Obamacare.
Representative, OH
Want to learn more about the nomination process for the nation's military service academies? Learn more here => http://t.co/598gQB7EOp
Representative, GA
One year ago today, #ObamaCare rolled out its disastrous website. Since then, its just been more failures and broken promises.
Representative, SC
Education is key. My #SKILLSAct, #LEAPAct & #SEAJobsAct support #STEM, while #CHOICEAct takes power from DC&returns it home
Senator, WY
Families should now brace themselves for 2015 when their premiums will get more expensive & provider networks smaller http://t.co/PYXiVtdGQI
Representative, OH
RT @HouseForeign: Watch #PTSDhearing on case of Sgt #Tahmooressi, #MarineHeldInMexico, live today at 10amET here: http://t.co/j2nRYdX5Oa #B
Representative, OH
A good addition to Rep Tiberi's Service Academy Nomination Board via @MorrCoSentinel http://t.co/TBwXtOswzo
Representative, TX
At 9AM CST I will be participating in a Subcommittee hearing on our Marine in Mexican custody, Sergeant Andrew... http://t.co/4lbkS3W3V3
Representative, SC
RT @RileyDispatch: "There is something about turning on both sides of the brain - @SenatorTimScott. http://t.co/5aBh9CCXsP #Spartanburg #ST
Representative, FL
Had a great convo w/ @HCCMO Leads Group about basic biz practices lacking in fed gvmt & how we can reduce waste http://t.co/OHBn5toNWe
Senator, WY
Since #Obamacare launched, millions have seen their coverage canceled, premiums skyrocket & insurance denied by health care providers.
Representative, CA
Representative, OH
Proud to be named 2014 "Champion for Children" by the First Focus Campaign for Children. #InvestInKids http://t.co/GIaNGyk7dE
Representative, FL
Meeting with @UPS employees in Tallahassee this morning before they head out on their deliveries. #FL02 http://t.co/lQ0gB9WBZ8
Representative, WI
Enjoyed speaking to a group of site selectors visiting @FoxCitiesChmbr yesterday in Appleton! #wi08 http://t.co/V2hrOyP2jd
Senator, NH
As we kick off #BreastCancerAwareness Month today, we honor breast cancer victims, survivors & recommit to #fightcancer #GoPink
Senator, WY
1 year later & the $2 billion #Obamacare exchange website fiasco is just the tip of the iceberg of Obamacare problems http://t.co/PYXiVtdGQI
Representative, CA
Representative, KY
RT @heraldleader: Federal disaster declared following August storms http://t.co/GDQqlXgZQC
Representative, FL
RT @EnergyDialogue: New discussion with @RosLehtinen on the Fuel Choice for American Prosperity and Security Act Join/Follow it here http:/…
Senator, LA
Educating unaccompanied #illegalimmigrant minors to cost #Louisiana at least $7 Mil http://t.co/GN4Bkgw5ZG @BreitbartNews #securetheborder
Representative, VA
ICYMI: Government Funds Lawyers for Immigrant Children via @AP <-- A violation of federal law & makes problems worse: http://t.co/3x9T5p64p5
Representative, TX
House Republicans have worked to pass over 40 bills to grow our economy, Senate Democrats have continued to say ‘no.’ http://t.co/VDY2Aew04i
Representative, PA
RT @SusanGKomen: Nat’l Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in 2 days! Give survivors strength & help us save lives http://t.co/Mn8Ul5M9lL http…
Representative, SC
RT @UrbanLeague864: Thank you @SenatorTimScott for speaking at tonight's Spartanburg Whitney M. Young, Jr. Humanitarian Gala.
Representative, MN
Look forward to being on @AmericaNewsroom with @BillHemmer to talk about ISIS. Obvious the President didn't do his foreign policy homework.
Representative, TX
RT @michael_steel: NJ's @HotlineJosh says WH needs to drop its "blame, deny, and wait-it-out communications strategy" http://t.co/x6jCuRoCRZ
Representative, FL
Representative, MO
A fitting ray of sunshine shining thru the clouds this a.m. after a great victory for the Royals last night! http://t.co/TxhziBfodj
Representative, MO
Started cutting soybeans yesterday. The tractor and grain cart are ready at daybreak to begin again. http://t.co/fFr6j0DjL1
Senator, TX
America's Longest War Could Get Even Longer http://t.co/6dsGnL72vp