Rep. Barney Frank

Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 4th District

Democrat

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1981-2012 Representative Massachusetts's 4th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Frank sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Frank is shown as a purple triangle. (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 18,806 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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