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Barney Frank Won’t Seek Re-Election

Congressman Barney Frank announced this week that he will not seek re-election in 2012. All told, Frank has spent 21 years in Washington representing the 4th District of Massachusetts.

His most high-profile time during the 16 terms he spent on Capitol Hill, was as chairman of the House Financial Services committee, a post he held from 2007 to 2011. As chairman, he shepherded through the landmark Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation, written in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Congressman Frank, 71, has appeared numerous times on On Point, discussing cuts to the military, “Too Big To Fail,” and how to clean up the subprime mess.

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  • William Powe

    Dodd Frank bill did nothing to control Wall Street it was a joke
    and Frank himself sold out to the big banks in big and small ways
    the only courage he ever showed was coming out as gay.
    He was a loud mouthed moron mostly and when it counted his
    did nothing or sold out to the evil corporate demons

    • Zero

      There has only been around 40 out of 400 laws implemented so far.  You know how republicans like to hold things up so bankers can ass-bang consumers one more time..  

  • Hidan

    Dude was a tool bag to say the least as noted before the Dodd/Frank did very little to rain in WS. On top, his complaining   about being forced to go out and meet his new voters just adds to it.

    ” When Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., announced his retirement, he blamed the changed nature of his district after the redrawing of Massachusetts’ congressional map. At 71 he was not just up to getting to know his new constituents, according to Bloomberg.”


    • no name

      he didn’t “complain” about having to go out to meet new voters.  in fact, he said that it is appropriate.  Instead, he said that at his age he is no longer interested in doing it.

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