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 Franken (D-Minn.) tweeted a video of him playing catch with Minnesota Vikings player Matt Cassel; Rep. Cory Gardner (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
Welcoming the Polish Ambassador & Polish Americans from all over US to Hartford for Quo Vadis conf pic.twitter.com/qtAfwJfACh— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 2, 2013
Honored to be speaking to veterans today at their Small Business Conference. Meetings with Missouri businesses first.— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) August 6, 2013
August 8, 2013
Entrevista sobre arreglar nuestro sistema roto de imigración con Yalexa Leon de @kluztv en #Albuquerque. #TimeIsNow pic.twitter.com/7MunM3VSgi
— Martin Heinrich (@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 Udall (@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 Coons (@ChrisCoons) August 8, 2013