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 FrankenAmericans should get used to pop culture blending with politics A guide to the committees: Senate Pruitt confirmation sets stage for Trump EPA assault MORE (D-Minn.) tweeted a video of him playing catch with Minnesota Vikings player Matt Cassel; Rep. Cory GardnerCory GardnerSchumer: GOP plan to make Warren the face of Dems 'not going to work' A guide to the committees: Senate Cheney to intro Pence at Jewish GOP event 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 ThuneObamaCare fix hinges on Medicaid clash in Senate A guide to the committees: Senate Verizon, Yahoo slash merger deal by 0M over data breaches MORE (@SenJohnThune) August 7, 2013
John McCainJohn McCainA guide to the committees: Senate Webb: The future of conservatism New national security adviser pick marks big change on Russia 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 MurphyA guide to the committees: Senate Senators eye new sanctions against Iran For Trump and Russia, the fall of Michael Flynn is only the beginning MORE (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 2, 2013
Honored to be speaking to veterans today at their Small Business Conference. Meetings with Missouri businesses first.— Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillA guide to the committees: Senate Juan Williams: Senate GOP begins to push Trump away Dem senator: I may face 2018 primary from Tea Party-esque progressives MORE (@clairecmc) August 6, 2013
Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteLewandowski saw no evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire NH governor 'not aware’ of major voter fraud Former NH AG: 'Allegations of voter fraud in NH are baseless' 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 HeinrichA guide to the committees: Senate Dem senator calls out Trump for leaving key to apparent classified info exposed Trump’s pick for CIA No. 2 prompts Dem fears 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 UdallElection autopsy: Latinos favored Clinton more than exit polls showed Live coverage: Tillerson's hearing for State The rise and possible fall of the ‘Card’ in politics 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 CoonsSenate advances Trump's Commerce pick Senate Dems move to nix Trump's deportation order Senate Dem: Trump will hurt Gorsuch's confirmation by undermining judiciary MORE (@ChrisCoons) August 8, 2013