Barney Frank, Lynn Woolsey

FILE – In this Feb. 24, 2009, file photo House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., speaks at a Capitol Hill news conference in Washington about the defense budget. In an unusual political pairing Frank and libertarian and former Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas have joined forces in pushing for substantial reductions in the defense budget, including closing some of the 600-plus military bases overseas. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)