Twitter has 100 percent participation by new Senate

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 BaldwinGreat Lakes senators seek boost for maritime system Why Congress needs an openly atheist member, now Podesta floated Bill Gates, Bloomberg as possible Clinton VPs MORE (Wis.), Martin HeinrichMartin HeinrichDems to McConnell: Pass 'clean' extension of Iran sanctions Election-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables New thinking on old tech for a secure future MORE (N.M.) and Heidi HeitkampHeidi HeitkampMoney for nothing: Rethinking CO2 Liberal groups urge Schumer to reject Bayh for Banking gavel Court ruling could be game changer for Dems in Nevada 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.