Congressman Barney Frank to appear on Nick Fish Show

On August 6th, Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) will appear on Outlook Portland with Nick Fish (WB32, 6:30 a.m.). Congressman Frank was the second openly gay member of Congress and is one of the progressive leaders in Congress.

Nick has agreed to ask the Congressman a few questions posed by readers of BlueOregon. So, fire away. Ask your questions in the comments - and hopefully they'll be answered on-air. (Or, Congressman, feel free to post your answers right here!)

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  • Don Smith (unverified)
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    I hope it goes better than Frank's appearance on the Colbert Report. :)

  • TKrueg (unverified)
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    Looks like quite a response for a congressman who has nothing to do with Oregon. Look at all those questions!

  • Jesse (unverified)
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    I have a question: What's Congressman Frank's position on Net Neutrality?

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    Here's mine.

    If we can agree that the goal is to get to marriage equality for gays and lesbians, how do we get there? If I remember right, Congressman Frank was opposed to the 'fiat' actions undertaken in San Francisco and Multnomah County -- and now we're seeing a political backlash and a hardening of judicial positions....

    So, how do we get there?

  • Chuck Paugh (unverified)
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    I would ask the Congressman why it appears that he isn't taking a greater leadership role within the Democratic Party to address the special needs of the American gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community.

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    How much longer do we have to look at Ted Kennedy?

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    I've got one.

    Boston's Big Dig is the largest (I believe by far) Federally-funded public works project ever. Some (and I'm not one of them) would hold it up as an example of porkbarrel politics at its worst.

    The Big Dig has suffered many delays, and far exceeded its original budget.

    Recently a woman was killed when tunnel ceiling tiles installed as part of the Big Dig fell, crushing her car. It has been questioned whether the bolts and epoxy used throughout the tunnels are sufficient to hold up the tiles; and many loose bolts have been found in the ensuing investigation. The senior official in charge of the project was recently forced to resign.

    Going forward, what can be done to ensure that Federal funds applied toward such projects are spent wisely, and that due diligence is done to ensure safety standards are met? In other words: was the public's money misspent in this case, and will it be misspent in the future?

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    Jesse:

    Frank voted to uphold Net Neutrality. He also has several position statements on telecom issues, though they don't appear to touch on Net Neutrality specifically.

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    august 6th...august 6th...arg. back to bed.

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    <h2>well? anybody?</h2>
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