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, NY
RT @PablogtzT47: El "Rey de los Coquitos" descansa en paz y quienes lo conocían aseguran que su legado perdurara. https://t.co/TOaVbvnXAW @…
Senator, NY
Congrats to the Westmoreland Bulldogs on winning their 9th straight Cider Street Trophy this wkend #NYtownoftheday http://t.co/RkSyB9W5pY
Representative, CA
We cannot resign ourselves to drought, fire, & rising seas. @Peoples_Climate marchers are true climate heroes! http://t.co/4Nf4SSaHE8
Representative, MN
RT @MNSecofState: Happy National Voter Registration Day Eve! Get registered to vote – you can do it quickly at http://t.co/F0BlhHfhOG! #cel
Representative, CT
RT @jacobwe: RT @nathanairplane: Polar bear being arrested at #FloodWallStreet. https://t.co/Lvb0fnFsA8
Representative, OH
Ohio delegation members to @NOAA: make harmful algal blooms a priority and implement Section 605 of Portman bill. http://t.co/cswG5cUaUX
Representative, GA
RT @Crewof42: #Ferguson: @RepHankJohnson’s Police Demilitarization Bill Gets GOP Support http://t.co/WjLx31YlFP #politics
Representative, CA
Hoping to help strengthen ties between our local Latino & Jewish communities at tonight’s @AIPAC Hispanic Heritage Month event in L.A.
President, US
RT @WhiteHouse: You don't get to pick your tax rate. Neither should corporations. Let's make sure we all play by the same rules. http://t.c…
Representative, CA
Stopped by @UTLAnow’s annual conference on Saturday to show support for the work our teachers do to educate and empower our students.
Senator, NY
Wrote new legislation to fight identity theft & related tax fraud MT @60Minutes highlights identity tax refund fraud: http://t.co/knbSIUfZst
Senator, MN
"…In the Senate, I work for ALL Minnesotans. That's my job.” http://t.co/NRWU3A41Xf #MNsen
Representative, CA
Stopped by Sat night's @SEIU721 Latino Caucus' Latino Heritage Month event! Chatted about importance of strong, inclusive labor movement.
Senator, MD
Proud to join @AJCGlobal: As we prepare for a new year, we hope for a world safe for Jews & all faiths to practice their religion #UNGA2014
Senator, MD
We need to refocus on the rise of anti-Semitism and what we can do to stop it. @AJCGlobal #UNGA2014 http://t.co/47fiePgU0K
Representative, MN
Great to have @SecretaryFoxx in MN to talk about why we must invest in getting people to where they're going safely. http://t.co/dy2vzHHBAa
Representative, NY
Representative, MD
The need for tax reform is no excuse for legislative inaction on inversions. We can & should stop them now as we work toward broader reform.
Senator, MI
President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on this day in 1862, which led to the freedom of more than 3 million U.S. slaves.
Representative, CA
Strongly condemn the reported desecration of an Armenian Genocide memorial in Syria by #ISIL http://t.co/MS8xCuYK61
Senator, AK
I know first hand the hardship endured when a loved one goes missing, why I sponsored the Help Find the Missing Act http://t.co/S0ekOuq5YF
Senator, AR
Proud to support with @JohnBoozman @RepTimGriffin RT @ArkBusiness: More than $1.6M in Grants for Faulkner County http://t.co/9UaVrjehaw
Senator, VT
Today, someone making $10 million a year contributes the same amount into Social Security as someone making $117,000. http://t.co/LaecgyFo8s
Representative, NM
This #HispanicHeritageMonth we gather to recognize the contributions of our community & our rich cultural traditions http://t.co/OoevzRqLU3
Senator, NY
Thank you to the more than 400k people who raised their voice & marched in the #PeoplesClimateMarch yesterday in #NYC http://t.co/hbLJPTkrnb
Senator, CT
Every true @RedSox fan needs to be following the @KenTremendous "pre-write" of the Jeter last game stories. So funny. So true.
Representative, IA
Senator, NV
By targeting techniques companies engage in to avoid U.S. taxes, the Treasury has taken an important step today. http://t.co/GMAq3i4NKG
Representative, IA
Thanks to everyone who joined me for our 9th #CollegeAffordability roundtable today @uiowa http://t.co/eSRpMiv5Ti
Representative, CA
Trade should be about removing barriers, improving standards for working men and women... http://t.co/qoqsip8KlZ http://t.co/RRar2rDCzh
Representative, CA
RT @EmWatson: This was my #heforshe speech. http://t.co/b2qzm7h0mS
Senator, MI
Carl, @repsandylevin welcome Treasury steps to combat tax inversions: http://t.co/17MxGtQN1H
Representative, NY
I'm particularly thankful to @SecretaryFoxx for recognizing the importance of securing the Rockaway Line...Read more: http://t.co/y4IGSWFx6e
Representative, MD
Corporate inversions shift more of the tax burden onto American families. Glad POTUS is looking out for taxpayers who don't desert the US.
Representative, NY
Earlier at PC w Trans. @SecretaryFoxx announcing results of NYC application for (FTA) #Sandy Resilience Program http://t.co/R8SglhL5OR
Senator, MN
"There just isn’t anyone out there who cares like he does." Read why Sue’s on #TeamFranken: http://t.co/dEjZvjKFTp
Representative, MD
I welcome @USTreasury's efforts to curb corporate tax inversions. Now it's up to Congress to stop them completely.
President, US
ICYMI: President Obama is teaming up with major companies to fight climate change. Read more: http://t.co/ymNfvbYEDs #ActOnClimate
Senator, CA
RT @EPWChairBoxer: Boxer says Marchers Need to Stay Involved in the Climate Fight, including in lame duck Congress #ActOnClimate http://t.c…
Senator, IL
Stopped by 95th Street @cta station today for the start of its reconstruction that will lead to easier & safer travel http://t.co/LJqNry82Y1

REPUBLICANS

Representative, MI
RT @jimantle: The shoddy legal basis of the ISIS war and the trouble with open-ended authorizations of force. http://t.co/Y9pufHWpBX
Representative, MI
It's irresponsible & immoral that instead of debating & voting on war, congressional leaders chose to recess Congress for nearly two months.
Representative, TX
My statement on Airstrikes against #ISIS in Syria http://t.co/g3qXmDZWkk.
Representative, NV
Great meetings today w reps from Airline Flight Attendants, DaVita Dialysis, & Dir. General Bruce Fuh -see more at: http://t.co/FGFBIpBWm0
Representative, CA
Proud to support Lyn Semeta @lyn4hb 4 HB City Council at her campaign kickoff at Mama's Restaurant. (@ Mama's On 39) http://t.co/JDSTHlCT9U
Representative, TX
RT @HouseHomeland: Chairman McCaul (@McCaulPressShop) Statement on Airstrikes against #ISIS in Syria http://t.co/HOqotmORYv
Representative, NY
Thank you to the constituents I met with today in our Kingston Congressional Office. Excellent exchange of views - very helpful. #NY19
Representative, UT
Secret Service study from 1990s found White House vulnerable to fence-jumpers http://t.co/1oqs8f4Gvk
Representative, UT
Lois Lerner's perspective. No remorse. #IRS http://t.co/HOXYHGdZ4o via @POLITICO
Representative, NY
All Americans must stand w/ Pres Obama in our war against ISIS - particularly tonight's air strikes in Syria
Representative, TN
Celebrating the life of Bishop #BishopGEPatterso in #Memphis a renaissance preacher & leader. Gone 7 yrs but not gone .
Representative, TN
RT @CBSNews: "Partner nation forces" joining US action vs ISIS in Syria using fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles, @PentagonP
Representative, TX
Great turnout at the west Houston town hall tonight. Thanks to the 175 or so who came! http://t.co/NKScitmmWL
Representative, TN
Celebrating the life of Bishop G.E. Patterson in #Memphis a renaissance preacher & leader. Gone 7 yrs but not gone . @TheImusShow remembers
Representative, MI
Representative, MI
RT @WillAdamsUSA: "I may not be the biggest beer guy in the world, but I may be the biggest liberty guy," @repjustinamash #FreeTheBrews htt…
Representative, MI
RT @rebeccacoffman: .@repjustinamash: "the barriers to entry working against small business owners are also stifling innovation." http://t.…
Representative, WV
Thanks to everyone who attended my Academy Day in South Charleston on Sunday. http://t.co/dNVdJbSrdk
Senator, SD
Thanks to @GoodwillIntl Connection Center in Sioux Falls for the tour of their facility today. http://t.co/tiXLrNyOsK
Representative, MN
Enjoyed visiting with high school students at my Service Academy information night in Burnsville. http://t.co/BYC5pCRkR4
Senator, TX
Report: The Federal Consumer Watchdog Has Data on Up to 600 Million Credit-Card Accounts http://t.co/RYe3D8EtSt via @nationaljournal
Representative, KY
Representative, TN
.@dcexaminer: One year after disaster, Obama administration hasn't fixed http://t.co/hYnnHH9eID security flaws http://t.co/6w90wMeasG
Representative, AR
RT @Downtown_Rogers: Touring the City Hall Lofts with Rep. Womack today! #RogersRocks #DowntownRogers http://t.co/YphezRS2sE
Representative, AR
Thanks to @Downtown_Rogers for hosting me for a roundtable today! #AR3 http://t.co/ybKbc90FHE
Representative, PA
Honored to be present w his family as the late Howard Wilson was awarded long-overdue medals for his service in #WWII http://t.co/TPRWilNYrZ
Representative, OH
RT @OutFrontCNN: "The threat is real... #ISIS is one passport away from coming into the U.S." @RepMikeTurner tells @ErinBurnett. http://t.c…
Representative, TX
TY to John Richardson & all other vets who risked their lives to protect our country. http://t.co/dx4gDRHRS7 @HonorFlightATX #HonorFlight
Senator, AZ
Stmt urging Pres Obama not to repeat #Iraq mistakes in #Afghanistan- leave residual force & conditions-based drawdown http://t.co/4a8xwq8QOj
Representative, OK
I will continue to fight for OK's conservative values. REPLY with the issue that is most important to you in OK. http://t.co/s675R6I3ii
Representative, OH
Tune into @CNN at 7PM ET! I'll be talking with @ErinBurnett about #ISIL
Senator, TX
STUDY: Lifting oil export ban helps create jobs, boost wages & grow economy. Pass American Energy Renaissance Act NOW http://t.co/jvNOJYul5n
Representative, MT
After six years of delays and studies, President Obama is out of excuses. https://t.co/bLDB0zRSeP
Representative, VA
It was a great honor to speak at the #POWMIADay ceremony in Harrisonburg on Friday evening. #VA06 http://t.co/aCkyg8C8hh
Senator, MO
Do you need help dealing w/ the federal govt? My staff is happy to help & answer questions during Mobile Office Hours http://t.co/kg0gI3xT1V
Representative, TX
It was wonderful to be a part of the grand opening of Hutto's new special needs sports complex. http://t.co/AXrIutKNpK
Representative, PA
This year marks the 50th anniversary of two landmark conservation bills - the 'Wilderness Act' and the 'Land and... http://t.co/FhqlFwFblU
Representative, TN
"Some married couples could owe $600 or $1,500 or $2,500 or even more." http://t.co/XNoJFLpBJ4
Representative, TX
But she still won't talk to Congress// Exclusive: Lois Lerner breaks silence http://t.co/MwL8cWnGbw
Representative, CA
PLEASE HOLD: 64% of people who called the CA ObamaCare exchange abandoned their call http://t.co/awh60W8n7F