|U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 4|
|January 3, 1981-2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 4, 1980|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|Date of birth||March 31, 1940|
|Place of birth||Bayonne, New Jersey|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Analysis
- 5 Recent news
- 6 Personal
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Frank announced at the end of November 2011 that he would retire rather than seek re-election in 2012, 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.
Frank was the ranking member on the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services.
- 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, 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.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Congressional District 4 Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Barney Frank Incumbent||55.4%||125,825|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Frank paid his congressional staff a total of $1,273,727 in 2011. He ranked 3rd on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 3rd overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Massachusetts ranked 2nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Frank's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $619,024 and $1,510,000. That averages to $1,064,512, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.
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.
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- Wall Street Journal "Frank Won't Seek Re-Election," November 29, 2011
- Gov Track "Barney Frank" Accessed April 16, 2012
- Barney Frank US House website "About me" Accessed November 29, 2011
- 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"
- Rasmussen "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010
- U.S. House Clerk "2009 Cash for Clunkers Roll Call Vote"
- Rasmussen "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009
- U.S. House Clerk "2009 Cap and Trade Roll Call Vote"
- Rasmussen "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009
- U.S. House Clerk "2010 Health Care Reform Roll Call Vote"
- Rasmussen "61% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law," September 20, 2010
- MSNBC "2010 Election Results"
- LegiStorm "Barney Frank"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Frank, (D-Massachusetts), 2010"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
|U.S. House of Representatives - Massachusetts, District 4
| Succeeded by|
Joseph Kennedy III
|Massachusetts House of Representatives
| Succeeded by|