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 FrankenSenate votes to confirm Rosenstein as deputy attorney general Twitter jumps on news of O'Reilly's ouster Senate Dems seek review of products linked to tax refunds MORE (D-Minn.) tweeted a video of him playing catch with Minnesota Vikings player Matt Cassel; Rep. Cory GardnerCory GardnerSenators get North Korea briefing in unusual WH visit A Vandenberg movement in Congress Picking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups 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 ThuneRyan praises FCC chief's plans to roll back net neutrality FCC head unveils plan to roll back net neutrality Overnight Tech: FCC chief poised to unveil plans on net neutrality | Uber eyes flying cars | Media rules under scrutiny MORE (@SenJohnThune) August 7, 2013
John McCainJohn McCainTrudeau, Trump speak for second night about US-Canada trade McCain: China has done ‘nothing’ on North Korea Trump administration weighing order to withdraw from NAFTA 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 MurphySenators get North Korea briefing in unusual WH visit Hoyer not insisting on ObamaCare subsidies in spending bill A Vandenberg movement in Congress MORE (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 2, 2013
Honored to be speaking to veterans today at their Small Business Conference. Meetings with Missouri businesses first.— Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillFive takeaways from the Georgia special election Picking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups Potential McCaskill challenger has .7M: report MORE (@clairecmc) August 6, 2013
Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteBottom Line How Gorsuch's confirmation shapes the next Supreme Court battle THE MEMO: Trump set to notch needed win with Gorsuch 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 HeinrichThe outdoor recreation economy is a force that is here to stay Senate Dems want Trump to release ethics waivers, visitor logs Senate Dems offer bill to restore internet privacy rules 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 UdallPicking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups Gorsuch's critics, running out of arguments, falsely scream 'sexist' Election autopsy: Latinos favored Clinton more than exit polls showed 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 CoonsA Vandenberg movement in Congress Senate approves Trump's Agriculture chief How Gorsuch's confirmation shapes the next Supreme Court battle MORE (@ChrisCoons) August 8, 2013