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Congress Tweets

Posted: November 11th, 2009 | Author: andrea | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

Our project, CongressTweets, looks at the relationship between your Congressmen’s political activity in Congress vs his/her activity on twitter. We are trying to find out if twitter activity is a good measure of political activity and good way for communicating with constituents. We were also interested in looking at voting trends relating to party, gender, and geography.

For this project we used the NYTimes Congress API as well as several Twitter related APIs.

Please find a zip of our code here

Opening Page


Missed Votes % vs Voted with Party % (Representatives)


Missed Votes % vs Voted with Party % (Senators)


Someone tweets a lot!


So does this guy!


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