|U.S. House of Representatives, |
Massachusetts, 4th District
|January 3, 1981-Present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||33|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||Not running in 2012|
|Massachusetts House of Represntatives|
|Birthday||March 31, 1940|
|Place of birth||Bayonne, NJ|
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.
Paul is the ranking member on the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services
Percentage voting with party
Frank voted with the Democratic Party 91.9% of the time, which ranked 120th among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.
- Rep. Frank voted for TARP. According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.
- Frank also supported the auto bailout. As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.
- In addition, Rep. Frank voted for the stimulus bill. 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. 
- Frank also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill. According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.
- Frank supported the "Cap and Trade" bill. 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.
- Frank voted in favor of the health care reform bill. 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.
Frank is not running for re-election in 2012.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Congressional District 4 Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Barney Frank Incumbent||55.4%||125,825|
- Political profiles:
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- Media coverage:
- Wall Street Journal "Frank Won't Seek Re-Election," November 29, 2011
- Barney Frank US House website "About me" Accessed November 29, 2011
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- U.S. House Clerk "2008 TARP Roll Call Vote"
- Gallup "Among recent bills, financial reform lone plus in Congress," September 13, 2010
- U.S. House Clerk "2008 Auto Bailout Roll Call Vote"
- U.S. House Clerk "2009 Stimulus Bill Roll Call Vote"
- U.S. House Clerk "2009 Cash for Clunkers Roll Call Vote"
- U.S. House Clerk "2009 Cap and Trade Roll Call Vote"
- U.S. House Clerk "2010 Health Care Reform Roll Call Vote"
- MSNBC "2010 Election Results"
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