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, MN
RT @AP: VIDEO: "Unions did, in fact, build the middle class," Vice President Joe Biden says in Labor Day speech: http://t.co/kWE5d3LDSw
Senator, NY
RT @marieclaire: Things to learn from United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: http://t.co/Lri18UFWRP http://t.co/5wq1NVm16C
Representative, MN
Unions are pushing back. Glad to see it. READ: http://t.co/HJGwTFC9Ms
Representative, NY
Recognizing the service and sacrifices of the American worker in the annual #LaborDay mass and parade http://t.co/A49TUMkYNp
Representative, MN
RT @JackieC1989: Labor Rights Are Human Rights http://t.co/V9UNymzSY0 #1uLday #p2 #1u .@keithellison .@repjohnlewis .@NicholsUprising http:…
Representative, WA
Happy #LaborDay! Today we recognize the struggle undergone by American workers for fair pay, right to organize & more http://t.co/W3YXTQBcHo
Representative, CA
"Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity"-ER (2/2) http://t.co/ERQ8YCktkp
Representative, CA
"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home. The factory, farm or office..."(1/2)
Representative, IA
With Jake Fuller - ISU Organizer & Clair McGuire- Jasper County Organizer. @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/wp4sgiDXXG
Representative, IA
With Jake Fuller - ISU Organizer & Clair McGuire- Jasper Co. Organizer. Jake Fuller - ISU Organizer http://t.co/0fY5RM4X5h
Representative, MN
Here's disappointing news, especially just days after the cease fire. Was hoping for a diplomatic break thru. http://t.co/fjB40mocOj
Representative, IA
Joe O'Hern demonstrating quite possibly the WORST selfie technique EVER! @iowademocrats @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/3jTEf6DgLG
Senator, VA
Today Anne & I visited the North Africa American Cemetery where 2,841 American WWII servicemembers are laid to rest. http://t.co/saG0EAE6GR
Representative, IA
Eric Stivers was a great intern who has evolved into a great FO in Altoona. @iowademocrats @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/yi93LFGAAS
Representative, IA
Sarah Chabolla is working on front line of #KochBrothers incursion - Coralville. @iowademocrats @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/r0bzECKcRD
Representative, IA
Carlo Malcarechi is doing a great job on our field team in Iowa City. @iowademocrats @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/CUgs0w0vr4
Representative, IA
Representative, IA
2 hardworking Dodgers fans from Brooklyn. Alex Freedman loaned me his cap to predict the future. @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/MbYshXLfWN
Representative, IA
With Kayla Day, another great field staffer. @iowademocrats @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/Yo7stgCQKF
Representative, IA
Jacob Derzon is working for the great joy of serving others as a FO in Ft. Dodge. @iowademocrats @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/PkDGbGjcWU
Senator, RI
Labor Day is about celebrating US workers, which is why I'm proud to support @SenateDems #fairshot agenda to #BringJobsHome & #RaiseTheWage.
Representative, IA
Thanks to all the Region 6 @iowademocrats field staff working NE IA. @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/Zi4QOrdkKC
Senator, MN
RT @rfurlong: Sen. @alfranken visits w/ parade-goers in Cloquet for Labor Day. #mnsen http://t.co/C8EOszW8nL
Representative, IA
Rmax Goodwin performs magic every day as a Reg 6 FO. @iowademocrats @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/l837hJWasH
Representative, IA
Another "Ernst for Braley" - proud to have Max Ernst working as FO in Cedar Rapids @iowademocrats @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/cYZoWN48Fz
Representative, IA
Demonstrating proper technique for presenting #VBM apps while canvassing. @iowademocrats @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/2pc43xlLZe
Representative, IN
On this Labor Day, we honor and celebrate Americas hardworking men and women. Have a safe and joyful Labor Day, Northwest Indiana.
Representative, IA
Proud to be joined by our great @iowademocrats field staff from CR & M'town. @TeamBraley #64Days http://t.co/F688Z4X3cx
Representative, CA
Congratulations to my friend, colleague and neighbor, @RepDuckworth who is expecting her first child! You're going to be a great mom!
Representative, IA
Jim Mowrer & I surrounded by our hard-working Region 1 Field Team. #64Days @iowademocrats @TeamBraley http://t.co/jCxUsg8Img
Representative, IA
"Let's get fired up!" The wind, rain, thunder & lightning energized our great @IowaDemocrats FIeld Staff last night. http://t.co/teVTRpehZU
Senator, WA
Happy #LaborDay! Very proud of the working #WA families who make our businesses, our communities, and our economy succeed. -PM    
Senator, NY
Congratulations, Tammy, so happy for you both! MT @RepDuckworth: Bryan and I are expecting! http://t.co/Z07nVCbGsZ
Representative, GA
Hope everyone in #ga12 is having a great #LaborDay. Thx to all the men & women who work so hard here & across the country. Enjoy the day.
Senator, CO
Hardworking Coloradans are the backbone of our #economy. This #LaborDay, let's thank everyone who keeps #CO strong.
Representative, WI
In Milwaukee, we’re proud of our workers & our strong labor traditions. I am proud & honored to represent you. Have a safe & happy #LaborD
Representative, NJ
Proud to stand with the working men and women of @IBEW at the #LaborDay parade in South Plainfield, #NJ http://t.co/ncjK8WXcs1
Representative, FL
The GOP has a woman problem. More from me: http://t.co/oHNy0l6uba
Senator, VA
Excited to lead Congressional delegation to North Africa & Spain. Just wrapped visit to Tunisia & heading to Morocco http://t.co/UAOlqx0uK1
Senator, CT
Beautiful day for the annual #Newtown #LaborDay parade http://t.co/04svlnY1fl

REPUBLICANS

Senator, PA
I wish everyone a restful and happy #LaborDay.
Representative, OH
There are at least 4 ways you can check out our weekly #GOP address #4jobs: http://t.co/Fda3qW4n3y
Representative, NV
Today we honor the hard working men & women who make America great. #LaborDay #nv03 http://t.co/E7zOrKtYOp
Representative, SC
Senator, TX
RT @DineshDSouza: RECESSION: someone else loses his job. DEPRESSION: you lose your job. RECOVERY: In November, incumbent Democrats lose th…
Senator, MS
Look forward to visiting coastal GA later this week. Town halls in Brunswick on Thurs. & Hinesville on Fri.: http://t.co/hG7mv5mGEP #gapol
Representative, AR
Representative, OH
This #LaborDay, let's renew our resolve to strengthen the American economy for everyone: http://t.co/WUZigPaGnR
Senator, SD
Thanks to all those hard working Americans who make this the greatest country in the world. Happy Labor Day!
Representative, MN
Happy Labor Day to all of the hardworking Minnesota families!
Representative, PA
The greatest asset to the American economy is the American worker. This #LaborDay, let's rally around... http://t.co/q74OvmK2qE
Representative, WI
Wishing the hardworking men and women of #WI07 a happy and safe #LaborDay. http://t.co/B9v7DCyZ7P
Representative, OH
Fun to drive my Model T in a wet Labor Day parade with Jane and Sally. http://t.co/9CIcx7mvyq
Representative, WA
A wonderful #LaborDay to you and yours.
Representative, NY
My Mom used to chew on cloves of garlic and today I got to meet the Garlic King & Queen in #NY23 http://t.co/vPpzPwEbuc
Representative, OH
Here are some of my proposals for getting America back to work this Labor Day. My latest weekly column:http://t.co/Pe8db8jfwk
Representative, OH
Happy Labor Day! Thank you to our American workforce for your incredible contribution to our country. http://t.co/by4A0N9xlb
Representative, TX
A terrible loss this weekend with the passing of Mike @Majchrowitz with @foxnewsradio A great guy who will be missed. May he RIP.
Representative, OH
It's a great day to celebrate America's workers: https://t.co/DKDlvtWVTN #LaborDay
Representative, FL
Wishing you a safe and relaxing Labor Day! http://t.co/gkknrHrMzd
Representative, NY
Budding young Republicans joining #TeamReed in #NY23 - meet Thomas and Elizabeth! http://t.co/yyqqVSspK0
Representative, TX
Wishing the hardworking men and women of North Texas a very happy Labor Day. #TX32 http://t.co/T5VE9UT6iW
Representative, NY
Today we celebrate the contributions American workers have made to make us a prosperous nation! Happy #LaborDay http://t.co/2iFdFWGgwJ
Representative, UT
Moab and Arches high above the Colorado River. Moab Utah @ Canyonlands And Arches Parks In Moab, Utah http://t.co/AB8LkOnEzR
Representative, NY
So happy to have my wife, Jean, join us in the Rushford #LaborDay Parade #NY23 http://t.co/WiSTOhvB4n
Representative, NE
#SubCMT that I chair, we've learned that there are plenty of #jobs open - but employers can't find skilled workers. #NationofBuilders
Representative, MI
RT @daveweigel: Seriously bad news for Obama's Tobelrone habit. http://t.co/CwHx8asbqa
Representative, WA
Today we celebrate hardworking Americans who are dedicated to make our country great. Happy Labor Day! http://t.co/RVt0QOlsjW
Representative, TX
Congressman Kevin Brady's Montgomery County Town Hall -- August 28, 2014: http://t.co/47r6bj1N3l via @YouTube
Representative, UT
Hummer ride. Moab Utah @ Moab http://t.co/dkJVzXErL5
Representative, PA
The American worker has helped make our nation the greatest on earth. Happy #LaborDay everyone! Have a safe and wonderful holiday!
Representative, WV
Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Labor Day.
Representative, GA
I hope you and your family have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day. http://t.co/0eFEnQ30Ir
Representative, GA
Happy Labor Day! Thank you to all the hard-working Americans for keeping our great nation prosperous and strong.
Representative, PA
RT if you agree: Leaders need to be focused on #BetterJobsMoreOpportunity, not partisan bickering. Here’s the plan: http://t.co/ydbA61MRmK
Representative, TX
RT @DataGenesis: #PJNET invites you to tweet with us tonight 7-9pm ET to #BringBackOurMarine http://t.co/Ruc6ziSK0J
Representative, FL
RT @Isrl4Evr: How do you content with the media bias against #Israel? http://t.co/9zKvR9K9pX http://t.co/jiB4hZXwot
Representative, NE
There are millions of our neighbors who have given up looking for work under this Administration's policies. #LaborDay #NationofBuilders
Representative, NC
Happy Labor Day to our dedicated American workforce! http://t.co/VWd1cqgEaf
Senator, TX
In Search of a Strategy http://t.co/H7QjtjZZN8 via @newyorker