Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

An archive of the public statements deleted by U.S. politicians. Explore the tweets they would prefer you couldn't see.

To meet the Twitter API Terms of Service, all deleted tweets shown here since June 22, 2012 have been reviewed and approved by the Sunlight Foundation.

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Xavier Becerra (D) @RepBecerra

#Trade deals only work if everyone plays by the rules. Thats why I offered a @WaysMeansCmte amdt that strengthens Cong. enforcement of them

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

Big news being reported today that there are talks to ease ease the costs of Dodd-Frank—good for Texas community banks and small biz!

Sandy Levin (D) @repsandylevin

Today, House #GOP blocked voting on a substitute to #TPA that would have ended #TPP #FastTrackhttp://t.co/s6aNuMmI4t

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Gwen Moore (D) @RepGwenMoore

Working/middle class families deserves a budget that prioritizes them above special interests/our nation’s wealthiest http://t.co/2flfShxKbo

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Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

Someone accidentally pocket tweeted on that last one.

Rep. Gene Green (D) @RepGeneGreen

In honor of Israel's Independence Day http://t.co/Jiwh0lWqOF

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Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

My opening statement at this morning's medical device tax hearing: https://t.co/at8gzfGY7v

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Chris Christie (R) @ChrisChristie

RT @FallonTonight: Jimmy learns the hard way what happens when you poke fun at Gov. @ChrisChristie's weight! #FallonTonight http://t.co/a2jHQdveBD

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Frederica Wilson (D) @RepWilson

Congresswoman Wilson celebrates #EarthDay and calls for urgent action on climate change... https://t.co/Ehnu52LCBi via @YouTube

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Governor Rick Snyder (R) @onetoughnerd

We've come a long way in the last few years. Today, we are the #ComebackState http://t.co/G3QPgkKo5D

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Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

Hardworking men & women should earn enough to support their families! Today's @GoodJobsNation Rally http://t.co/0R9zuf51Ir #15andaUnion

Sam Johnson (R) @SamsPressShop

HAPPENING NOW: Ways and Means full committee hearing WATCH HERE: http://t.co/ocuKPs8ehv

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Sam Johnson (R) @SamsPressShop

Happening Now: Ways & Means Committee hearing on the President's budget proposals for fiscal year 2016 WATCH HERE: http://t.co/ocuKPs8ehv

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

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