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, MO
Let me be clear, I support President Obama’s #ImmigrationAction. It’s legal, it’s needed, and it’s the right thing to do.
Senator, OR
RT @Interior: You're going to want to visit @CraterLakeNPS after seeing this gorgeous photo by Toby Harriman #Oregon #sunrise http://t.co/h…
Representative, RI
Thanks @NBC10_RJ @NBC10 for stopping by to talk about cybersecurity and how we can protect our personal security
Senator, CT
RT @wolfblitzer: W/ Pres. Obama's immigration changes, what's next? @SenatorSessions @SenBlumenthal @SenOrrinHatch @RepZoeLofgren join me #…
Representative, CA
This lawsuit is a bald-faced attempt to achieve what GOP has been unable to achieve through the political process. http://t.co/RIcNi9E9wY
Representative, NY
Our staff will be available to help you with any question or issue that may be of service to you. See flyer, please. http://t.co/x0y6pBpdoB
Representative, WI
#ImmigrationReform has many perspectives/stakeholders. Glad our #TransDayOfRemembrance post is getting your attention http://t.co/hXzKns5dmU
Representative, NY
Personal de mi oficina estara disponible para tratar cualquier caso o contestar cualquier pregunta Mire el boletin. http://t.co/xJYqkw9DST
Representative, DC
President Obama's family solidifying executive immigration reform follows bipartisan precedents. http://t.co/nDv8DF2BtU #ImmigrationAction
Representative, WA
RT @TheStandWA: Reps. Smith, Kilmer urge swift renewal of TAA by year’s end http://t.co/VhTI6hFYsn #1u @RepAdamSmith @RepDerekKilmer
Representative, NY
Personal de mi oficina estara disponible para tratar cualquier caso o contestar cualquier pregunta Mire el boletin. http://t.co/fR1Bxfj7G4
Representative, CA
About to go on @GreatDayKMPH to discuss issues important to our Valley. Tune in! http://t.co/6aGoWy1TkN
Representative, FL
I'm so happy for parents like Dinorah who don't have to worry about being separated from their kids. What a relief. http://t.co/TI4tD7A9xx
President, US
The President is taking steps to fix our broken immigration system—stand up to those who want to block progress: http://t.co/b4cBEam8jN
Senator, VA
Working with @TimKaine to reform the black lung program for Virginia coal miners. http://t.co/zKduePh29n
Representative, MN
RT @WCCO: MN's National Guard soldiers in West Africa get $5/day in hardship pay. Rep. @KeithEllison says that's not enough. | http://t.co/…
Representative, RI
Meeting w/ 2 wonderful people who support veterans - John Shepard of Veterans Assembled Electronics & Chuck O'Connor of the @RINationalGuard
Representative, MO
The President's #ImmigrationAction secures our borders and prioritizes enforcement against the worst criminals and threats to us.
Senator, VT
RT @sparkaction: It is too cold out for children to be homeless-Pass @SenatorLeahy-@SenatorCollins #RHYA to warm kids up #ColdWeather http:…
Senator, NJ
Representative, MO
The Pres's #ImmigrationAction announcement provides relief to millions of hard-working, law-abiding immigrant families across the nation.
Senator, DE
Congrats to Herve Hoppenot and to all of the Incyte team on the grand opening of their new global HQ in #netde http://t.co/GYMtGpGitd
Representative, MO
Our #immigration system is broken and people overwhelmingly support reform, but our partisan politics have precluded progress in Congress.
Representative, FL
Senator, MD
#FF @ccainstitute. Tomorrow is #NatAdoptionDay. Let’s raise awareness for the +100000 kids in the US needing to find safe, loving homes
Representative, AZ
About to join @CNN to discuss President Obama's #ImmigrationAction from last night http://t.co/IGYm4UnmEp
Senator, IN
Great to tour FCC’s clutch assembly facility in Portland this morning. -Joe http://t.co/OvI6wm7S8u
Representative, MN
The way we invest in housing is upside-down. Let's fix it: http://t.co/P82n54KZYW
Representative, IL
RT @repdinatitus: Couldn't ask for a better group to travel with to Las Vegas to support President @BarackObama's #ImmigrationAction! http:…
Senator, OR
Why are big banks getting away with financial crimes? Are Fed. Regulators asleep at the switch? #TooBigToJail
Representative, MO
ICYMI >> President Obama’s immigration order brings mixed feelings to area immigrant families and activists http://t.co/zgUZ5W1mdb
Representative, NY
At @SamuelFieldY calling for access to FBI background checks for child care workers. http://t.co/gfdbhBE5Ql
Senator, CA
The President is following in the footsteps of every president of the last 70 years by taking #ImmigrationAction. http://t.co/znRhTpJFTD
Senator, CT
If you’re in Hartford today at Noon, join me @CenterLatino for a rally to applaud @BarackObama’s #immigrationaction! http://t.co/ZNwpxDrR5P
Senator, NJ
Glad to be w/@RepGutierrez on #AirforceOne as we go to Nevada to support @BarackObama's #immigrationaction.#TimeIsNow http://t.co/pGaT6SztSV
Senator, VT
From noon-1pmET Sen. Sanders will be taking calls on the @Thom_Hartmann program. Watch live: http://t.co/DlvOxrcbnF
Representative, CO
In the face of legislative inaction, the President was forced to move our country forward. #ImmigrationAction http://t.co/SijaUwAjIl
Representative, IL
It's a beautiful day to celebrate #ImmigrationAction in Las Vegas! #latism #p2 #twill #immigration http://t.co/Leavp0NCQi
Representative, IL
RT @lynnsweet: Breaking: #immigration Pres. Obama to Chicago Tuesday to promote executive orders. With @RahmEmanuel & @RepGutierrez http://…

REPUBLICANS

Senator, WI
"We now know how the Obama left sees American people ... like children who don’t understand what is best for us." http://t.co/QfiD4DiAXP
Representative, FL
Presenting a long overdue Purple Heart to Walter Scott Blomely -- Korean War hero. Can never thank you enough... http://t.co/jyZv2QVu6K
Representative, OH
I'm on now with @RonPonderShow talking about President Obama's executive action on #immigration - listen in here: http://t.co/Ese2qkIxrH
Senator, TX
RT @DBrandewie: .@JohnCornyn: POTUS suspending Secure Communities, responsible for removing hardened criminals, is "indefensible." http://t…
Representative, WV
Any long-term deal with Iran must effectively eliminate its nuclear program and all future nuclear capabilities.
Representative, IA
Obama has torn Article I from our Constitution and claimed it for himself. It shall not be so. Mark my word. Defund!! http://t.co/GGyIktv4P1
Representative, OH
RT @AP: FACT CHECK: Obama's claims on illegal immigration versus how they compare with reality: http://t.co/dJ8d3R4KQF
Representative, TX
Thanks @SallyHernandez for taking the time to discuss the President's executive actions. Tune in to @KXAN_News today to see the interview.
Senator, KY
Senator, KY
What does Obama's pal Gruber think of executive amnesty? Read for yourself #latenighttextsfromgruber http://t.co/aBKxJYsj0b
Representative, NV
RT @AP_Politics: FACT CHECK: Obama's claims on illegal immigration and how they stack up with the reality: http://t.co/LGJAtpT74a
Representative, SC
Sign if you agree. We must enforce the law & stop Obama's executive action on immigration. http://t.co/YNplAjCwGy http://t.co/xFIkgGcjcW
Representative, VA
President Obama vs. the Facts on #immigration: http://t.co/EdNtnKb2XN
Representative, IN
President Obama says his position on immigration executive orders has not changed. Politifact says that is false. http://t.co/gKBT4ZaT0X
Senator, AZ
Joining @BroomheadShow in a few mins to discuss Pres Obama's exec action on #immigration @KFYI #Phoenix- listen live http://t.co/eWrHzcumq8
Representative, PA
Moving out of Rayburn 2442 today. Phones will be out of service. Here's more info on the status of our offices http://t.co/nn4AbKYe9p
Senator, KY
Speaking this morning to the KY Association of Counties in Lexington http://t.co/7zoVA0HzUz
Senator, KY
#KeystoneXL --> Pipeline approval awaits McConnell, Republican Senate http://t.co/OIn2VrtvHB via @bgdailynews
Representative, TN
The American people spoke loud&clear on ElectionDay- they want solutions to America’s immigration crisis, not amnesty http://t.co/vtb2vjDElD
Representative, OH
The House is obligated to stand up for the #Constitution, & that's exactly why we are pursuing this course of action. http://t.co/LWQAXfLNCY
Representative, TN
.@AP says there were “notable omissions” in @BarackObama’s #immigration speech last night. Read their #FactCheck here-http://t.co/16SZDs27Tg
Senator, LA
RT @EPWRepublicans: “#EPA put 8 employees on paid leave for 4 months to 4 years,” writes @WashingtonPost: http://t.co/K5nMBKWJEw CC @ChuckG
Representative, OH
Our community is so proud: @ELehill2 named one of @glamourmag’s 50 Phenomenal Women of the Year http://t.co/E73Sm64Xe9 @Fox19 #Layup4Lauren
Representative, TX
Appropriators warn Palestinians on violence via @thehill http://t.co/QjpbUnlfG2
Representative, TN
RT @RepLittleton78: Thank you so much to Congressman @MarshaBlackburn for welcoming us all to the nation's capitol! http://t.co/CyNCRh7mz8
Senator, AR
We intend to use the power of the purse & legislative & oversight powers to confront #POTUS abuse of power. http://t.co/bXNXnNse1N
Senator, KS
.@TheEconomist: New study shows "prize-linked savings" options boost personal saving. http://t.co/0aeWN74p73 #S1597 #EconomicMobilityCaucus
Representative, OH
Enjoyed continuing my Visions of the Future series at Orrville High School this morning #OH16 http://t.co/kgnfcStWoM
Representative, OH
Read more about our latest House-passed bill #4jobs & our #NationofBuilders http://t.co/uVGxW1lA42
Senator, TX
RT @jessicasand: .@johncornyn on POTUS suspending Secure Communities: will tie hands of law enforcement officials trying to keep criminals …
Senator, KS
The President is picking and choosing who gets amnesty. It is unconstitutional. We need to first secure the borders - Roberts on @1350kman
Representative, KY
#FBF #FlashbackFriday to the day I was sworn in as a Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. http://t.co/5FdNK7yeXI
Senator, AK
The @IMOHQ is voting on important Polar Code rules for Arctic shipping, as more ships navigate Arctic waters: http://t.co/ypsUtyLfAU.
Senator, KS
The President may have forgotten his promise to uphold the laws, but I have not. I will fight this executive order - Roberts on @1350kman
Senator, WI
Liberals figure you need a comic book, not the truth. http://t.co/H3in7C6Xke
Senator, KS
The President poisoned the well with this action. He apparently has no interest in working with the new congress. - Roberts on @1350kman
Representative, IN
.@IN_Corn Thanks!
Senator, KS
Senator Roberts on live now with Cathy Dawes on @1350kman tune in here —> http://t.co/FysyAv9myG
Senator, AR
RT @Mads_hop: @JohnBoozman We need to work on getting you a more comfortable chair, but thanks for letting me take a spin #ardeca http://t.…