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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

Frank 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
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives
1973-1981
Succeeded by
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