Frank takes a shot at the Senate

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) used his opening statement during a Wednesday morning hearing to take a shot at the Senate.

As he prepared to hear committee testimony from Ben Bernanke, Frank noted that the Federal Reserve chairman would be testifying in the Senate on Thursday.

"This is one of those occasions when we can act first and have confidence that the Senate will, in fact, act second," Frank said.

"We cannot always make that assumption, unfortunately, but we can in this case [we can] because all they have to do is sit there and listen."

The Financial Services Committee chairman is not alone in his frustration with the upper chamber. The Hill reported Tuesday that 290 House-pased bills have stalled in the Senate.

H/T: Bob Cusack