Rep. Barney Frank

Former Representative from Massachusetts's 4th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1981-2013 Representative,
Massachusetts's 4th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Frank was a moderate Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Frank’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Frank’s bills had a total of 376 cosponsors in the 112th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Frank to other members of the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Some of Frank’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1981 to Jan 2013, Frank missed 880 of 18,808 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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