Lawmakers have taken to Twitter to show the work they are doing in their districts over the August recess, tweeting their meetings with constituents, their travels abroad and even including pictures.
The surge of social media coincides with a new poll from Fox News on Wednesday that showed 82 percent of registered voters think Congress hasn't done enough to "deserve" taking August off.
Not all the tweets, however, were necessarily work-related: Sen. Al FrankenAl FrankenWinners and losers of the Dem convention Party unity overcomes chaos...and the Bernie-or-Bust crowd The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-Minn.) tweeted a video of him playing catch with Minnesota Vikings player Matt Cassel; Rep. Cory GardnerCory GardnerTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Behind the scenes on Day 2 of the Republican convention Lobbyists bolting Trump convention early MORE (R-Colo.) bought a cow at the Yuma County Junior Livestock Sale; and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) showed off his shooting skills at a visit with Ottawa, Ill., police officers.
Here's some of the things lawmakers are tweeting:
No bull - bought a steer at the Yuma County Fair. @Colorado4H— Cory Gardner (@CoryGardnerCO) August 6, 2013
Seeing amazing progress at the new Westport Y. And yes, when the Village People call I will consider it. pic.twitter.com/16cUbNKdnx— Jim Himes (@jahimes) August 7, 2013
Great turnout at community meeting in Burns about FEMA flood maps http://t.co/tfnPLa5fTf— Rep. Greg Walden (@repgregwalden) August 8, 2013
John ThuneJohn ThuneTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense FCC chief pushes phone companies to offer free robocall blocking How the new aviation law will affect your travel MORE (@SenJohnThune) August 7, 2013
John McCainJohn McCainMcCain granddaughter comes out in support of Clinton With reservations, moving toward Hillary Clinton FULL SPEECH: Hillary Clinton closes out Democratic convention MORE (@SenJohnMcCain) August 6, 2013
Welcoming the Polish Ambassador & Polish Americans from all over US to Hartford for Quo Vadis conf pic.twitter.com/qtAfwJfACh— Chris MurphyChris MurphyMeet the rising Dem star positioned to help Clinton on gun control The Hill's 12:30 Report Kaine as Clinton's VP pick sells out progressive wing of party MORE (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 2, 2013
Honored to be speaking to veterans today at their Small Business Conference. Meetings with Missouri businesses first.— Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillDems begin ‘treason’ talk against Trump The Republicans' hypocrisy on minimum wage Watchdog faults Energy Department over whistleblower retaliation MORE (@clairecmc) August 6, 2013
Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Clinton brings in the heavy hitters Kasich doesn't regret skipping convention MORE (@KellyAyotte) August 8, 2013
Entrevista sobre arreglar nuestro sistema roto de imigración con Yalexa Leon de @kluztv en #Albuquerque. #TimeIsNow pic.twitter.com/7MunM3VSgi
— Martin HeinrichMartin HeinrichWeek ahead: Republicans dig into FCC agenda Dem senators blast ‘sprawling’ expansion of spy power Overnight Cybersecurity: Questions linger after Clinton email probe MORE (@MartinHeinrich) August 8, 2013
Thrilled to visit UCAR & hear how COSMIC-2 satellite project will create #COjobs & help #CO win global economic race. pic.twitter.com/lsIARM49Lf
— Mark UdallMark UdallColorado GOP Senate race to unseat Dem incumbent is wide open Energy issues roil race for Senate Unable to ban Internet gambling, lawmakers try for moratorium MORE (@MarkUdall) August 8, 2013
Toured @longislandcares facility in Lindenhurst. Provides food & supplies to those still affected by Sandy. pic.twitter.com/a1jUNH754n
— Rep. Pete King (@RepPeteKing) August 8, 2013
Just met with several hundred DOD civilians furloughed because of sequester. Painful.
— Senator Chris CoonsChris CoonsTop Dem: ‘I don't believe for a minute’ Trump was joking about Russia The Hill's 12:30 Report Senators ask IRS to issue guidance to help startups MORE (@ChrisCoons) August 8, 2013