Twitter has 100 percent participation by new Senate

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Blunt’s count includes accounts that are both official and unofficial (personal accounts that senators continue to use in office unaffiliated to their official Senate pages or campaign sites).

Counting that way, 100 percent of the Senate is now using Twitter.

At least three freshman Democratic senators — Sens. Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinAnti-trade senators say chamber would be crazy to pass TPP Dem senator: Dean's speculation about Trump cocaine use not 'useful' EpiPen investigation shows need for greater pricing transparency, other reforms MORE (Wis.), Martin HeinrichMartin HeinrichElection-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables New thinking on old tech for a secure future Dem senators back Navajo lawsuit against EPA MORE (N.M.) and Heidi HeitkampHeidi HeitkampElection-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables Democrats press Wells Fargo CEO for more answers on scandal Wells Fargo board to decide on executive clawbacks MORE (N.D.) — have yet to set up a new Twitter account to suit their new office, but still have a campaign presence with varying degrees of activity.

Blunt also welcomed several new Republican senators to Twitter in a second tweet on Thursday.


The House and Senate leadership have stepped up to promote the accounts of new members. Creating official Twitter accounts for use by their congressional office has become one of the many necessary steps new members take during their first few weeks after taking office.