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}}{{tnr}}'''Barney Frank''' is a [[Democratic]] Member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. He represents [[Massachusetts' 4th congressional district]].
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{{tnr}}'''Barney Frank''' is a [[Democratic]] Member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. He represents [[Massachusetts' 4th congressional district]].
  
 
Frank announced at the end of November 2011 that he would retire rather than seek re-election, stating that he didn't have the energy for a difficult campaign for a seat with 325,000 new voters. "I think I would have won but it would have been a tough campaign. I hate raising money," Frank said.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203802204577066101466652394.html ''Wall Street Journal'' "Frank Won't Seek Re-Election," November 29, 2011]</ref>
 
Frank announced at the end of November 2011 that he would retire rather than seek re-election, stating that he didn't have the energy for a difficult campaign for a seat with 325,000 new voters. "I think I would have won but it would have been a tough campaign. I hate raising money," Frank said.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203802204577066101466652394.html ''Wall Street Journal'' "Frank Won't Seek Re-Election," November 29, 2011]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Frank is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/barney_frank/400140 ''Gov Track'' "Barney Frank" Accessed April 16, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===Voting record===
 
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Frank voted for TARP.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll681.xml  ''U.S. House Clerk'' "2008 TARP Roll Call Vote"]</ref> According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.<ref name="gallup">[http://www.gallup.com/poll/142967/Among-Recent-Bills-Financial-Reform-Lone-Plus-Congress.aspx ''Gallup'' "Among recent bills, financial reform lone plus in Congress," September 13, 2010]</ref>
*Rep. Frank voted for TARP.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll681.xml  ''U.S. House Clerk'' "2008 TARP Roll Call Vote"]</ref> According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.<ref name="gallup">[http://www.gallup.com/poll/142967/Among-Recent-Bills-Financial-Reform-Lone-Plus-Congress.aspx ''Gallup'' "Among recent bills, financial reform lone plus in Congress," September 13, 2010]</ref>
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*Frank also supported the auto bailout.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll690.xml ''U.S. House Clerk'' "2008 Auto Bailout Roll Call Vote"]</ref> As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.<ref name="gallup"/>
 
*Frank also supported the auto bailout.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll690.xml ''U.S. House Clerk'' "2008 Auto Bailout Roll Call Vote"]</ref> As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.<ref name="gallup"/>
*In addition, Rep. Frank voted for the stimulus bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml  ''U.S. House Clerk'' "2009 Stimulus Bill Roll Call Vote"]</ref> 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. <ref>http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/august_2010/38_say_stimulus_plan_helped_economy_36_say_it_hurt</ref>
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*In addition, Frank voted for the stimulus bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml  ''U.S. House Clerk'' "2009 Stimulus Bill Roll Call Vote"]</ref> 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. <ref>http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/august_2010/38_say_stimulus_plan_helped_economy_36_say_it_hurt</ref>
 
*Frank also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml ''U.S. House Clerk'' "2009 Cash for Clunkers Roll Call Vote"]</ref> According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.<ref>http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars</ref>
 
*Frank also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml ''U.S. House Clerk'' "2009 Cash for Clunkers Roll Call Vote"]</ref> According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.<ref>http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars</ref>
 
*Frank supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml ''U.S. House Clerk'' "2009 Cap and Trade Roll Call Vote"]</ref> Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.<ref>http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy</ref>
 
*Frank supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml ''U.S. House Clerk'' "2009 Cap and Trade Roll Call Vote"]</ref> Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.<ref>http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy</ref>
 
*Frank voted in favor of the health care reform bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml ''U.S. House Clerk''  "2010 Health Care Reform Roll Call Vote"]</ref> 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.<ref>http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law</ref>
 
*Frank voted in favor of the health care reform bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml ''U.S. House Clerk''  "2010 Health Care Reform Roll Call Vote"]</ref> 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.<ref>http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law</ref>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::'' See also: [[Massachusett's 4th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
::'' See also: [[Massachusett's 4th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
Frank is not running for re-election in 2012.
 
Frank is not running for re-election in 2012.
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===2010===
 
===2010===
On November 2, 2010, [[Barney Frank]] won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Sean Bielat in the general election.<ref>[http://elections.msnbc.msn.com/ns/politics/2010/massachusetts/house/1/ ''MSNBC'' "2010 Election Results"]</ref>
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On November 2, 2010, [[Barney Frank]] won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Sean Bielat ([[Republican|R]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://elections.msnbc.msn.com/ns/politics/2010/massachusetts/house/1/ ''MSNBC'' "2010 Election Results"]</ref>
 
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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==Personal==
 
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Revision as of 00:54, 17 April 2012

Barney Frank
Barney Frank.jpg
U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1981-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 33
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 1980
Next generalNot running in 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1973-1981
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard University
J.D.Harvard University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 31, 1940
Place of birthBayonne, New Jersey
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Barney Frank is a Democratic Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Massachusetts' 4th congressional district.

Frank announced at the end of November 2011 that he would retire rather than seek re-election, stating that he didn't have the energy for a difficult campaign for a seat with 325,000 new voters. "I think I would have won but it would have been a tough campaign. I hate raising money," Frank said.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Frank is a "moderate Democratic leader".[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Frank is the ranking member on the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services.[3]

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Frank has voted with the Democratic Party 91.9% of the time, which ranked 120th among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[4]

Voting record

Specific Votes

Frank voted for TARP.[5] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.[6]

  • Frank also supported the auto bailout.[7] As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[6]
  • In addition, Frank voted for the stimulus bill.[8] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. [9]
  • Frank also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[10] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[11]
  • Frank supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[12] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[13]
  • Frank voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[14] 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[15]

Elections

2012

See also: Massachusett's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Frank is not running for re-election in 2012.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Barney Frank won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Sean Bielat (R) in the general election.[16]

U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Congressional District 4 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarney Frank Incumbent 55.4% 125,825
     Republican Sean Bielat 44.6% 101,315
Total Votes 227,140

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Drinan
U.S. House of Representatives - Massachusetts, District 4
1981-Present
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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives
1973-1981
Succeeded by
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