Congressman Barney Frank: A Political Veteran's View of Election Year 2012

Friday, October 5, 12:30 p.m.

Congressman Barney Frank: A Political Veteran's View of Election Year 2012Barney Frank 
Barney Frank, Member of U.S. Congress (D-MA)

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Come hear from one of the most respected and outspoken members of Congress as he prepares to leave public life. The first openly gay member of Congress, Frank was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980. In Congress, Frank has focused on adjusting federal spending priorities to provide less funding for the military and more for important quality of life needs at home. In particular, he has focused on providing aid to local communities, and to building and preserving affordable rental housing for low-income people.

He played a major role in 1998 in blocking the effort to prosecute President Bill Clinton. As chair of the Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2010, he worked first with the Bush administration to deal with the crisis of 2008, and then with the Obama administration to adopt a sweeping set of financial regulations that are aimed at preventing a recurrence of this crisis. He has also been a leader in the fight against unfair discrimination of various sorts. In Massachusetts, he has been a strong advocate for the needs of the fishing industry in New Bedford, for the transportation needs of Southeastern, and for important environmental projects in Brookline, Norton, Fall River, Dartmouth and elsewhere.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:45 a.m. buffet luncheon, 12:30-1:30 p.m. program
Cost: $45 standard, $30 members. Limited seating. Must register by Wednesday, October 3 AT NOON