Former Rep. Barney Frank, (D-MA), explains why he is attending SALT and whether there is a discrepancy between Wall Street and the rest of the country.» Read More
Rep. Barney Frank opposes the part of the Obama jobs plan changing the tax-exempt status of income from municipal bonds, saying it would hurt the states and cities the job-creation measure intends to help.
In a rare display of bipartisanship, both Republicans and Democrats appear to believe that the Fed needs reforming. But they disagree on what exactly the problem is.
Today marks one year since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 was signed into law. One year since Rep. Barney Frank and former Senator Chris Dodd chose to ignore our concerns that this bill would stifle the recovery, harm job creation and crush Main Street America.
Rep. Barney Frank, (D-MA), and CNBC's Eamon Javers discussing problems in getting the debt reduced and balancing the budget.
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and CNBC's Eamon Javers discuss a bill introduced by Frank and Ron Paul (R-TX) that would remove marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances.
If the U.S. Congress hadn't approved the military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan during the Bush presidency there wouldn't be the need to raise the debt ceiling now, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank told CNBC Wednesday.
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) discusses his legislative proposal to remake the Federal Reserve. Because setting rates is a public function, Rep. Frank believes regional members should be elected, not hand picked by people in the financial industry.
Should big banks jack up fees, Rep. Barney Frank, (D-Mass.), told CNBC Friday that he would urge bank customers to shop around and find community banks and credit unions that offer services for free.
Despite almost universal recognition that the failures of the credit ratings agencies to perceive and disclose the risk in asset-backed securities played a pivotal role in setting the stage for the financial crisis, they’re still an integral—and legally mandatory—part of our financial system. They’re so influential, in fact, that they can effectively veto efforts to regulate them.