Barney Frank

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Barney Frank is a Democratic Member of the House of Representatives. He represents Massachusetts's 4th Congressional District.

Voting Record

Specific Votes

Rep. Frank voted for TARP.[1] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.[2]

Frank also supported the auto bailout.[3] As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[4]

In addition, Rep. Frank voted for the stimulus bill.[5] 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. [6]

Frank also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[7] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[8]

Frank supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[9] 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.[10]

Finally, Frank voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[11] 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.[12]

References

  1. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll681.xml
  2. http://www.gallup.com/poll/142967/Among-Recent-Bills-Financial-Reform-Lone-Plus-Congress.aspx
  3. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll690.xml
  4. http://www.gallup.com/poll/142967/Among-Recent-Bills-Financial-Reform-Lone-Plus-Congress.aspx
  5. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml
  6. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/august_2010/38_say_stimulus_plan_helped_economy_36_say_it_hurt
  7. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml
  8. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars
  9. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml
  10. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy
  11. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml
  12. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law


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