Frank says he wants Massachusetts Interim Senate Seat
Capitol Hill Congressmen and financial executives who thought Representative Barney Frank and his sharp tongue would no longer be speaking to them from the congressional dais, could be seeing him again, but it might only be for a brief period.
The Massachusetts Democrat, who is known for being outspoken, ended his 16 terms officially this week in the House of Representatives. He said however on Friday the wanted to become the replacement on an interim basis for Senator John Kerry who was nominated to be the next Secretary of State by President Obama.
If Kerry were confirmed, Deval Patrick, the Governor of Massachusetts and a fellow Democrat would appoint a replacement for Kerry to remain in the senate seat until there could be a special election held months later to fill the seat permanently.
With major issues being proposed in Congress on reductions in spending and increasing the national debt ceiling, Frank said he would be interested in rejoining the fray. Frank said he was interested in interim seat in early December.
Frank wants to be around for the major decisions that are going to take place over governmental spending through the latter part of February, which he says, will make it a crucial time for Washington and he would like to be a part of it.
Simply put Frank said that February through April would be the most important three months in economic and financial history in America. Frank, while the House and Financial Services Committee Chairman helped to pass a signature accomplishments of the Obama Administration with the overhaul of the financial laws in 2010. The measure is known as Dodd-Frank, which was named for him and former Senator Christopher Dodd from Connecticut.