Jon Stewart Takes On STOCK Act Repeal

By: Thursday April 25, 2013 8:34 am

The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook As was previously reported, President Obama and Congress gutted the insider trading regulations on Congress. Like a thief in the night Congress and the White House did nothing to call attention to themselves as they stealthily removed key [...]

Insider Trading By Congress Now Obama’s Legacy

By: Wednesday April 17, 2013 7:31 am

As was reported yesterday, President Obama signed a law gutting insider trading regulations on Congress. An incredible act when one considers the 2008 campaign platform of Barack Obama to roll back the influence of lobbyists and “change Washington” by bringing transparency to the federal government. By signing this law Obama has done incredible damage to [...]

Obama Signs Law Gutting Insider Trading Regulations For Congress

By: Tuesday April 16, 2013 7:16 am

Yesterday President Obama signed a law that gutted the reporting requirements originally included in the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. Before these changes were made the STOCK Act required congressional staffers to disclose their finances to the public to help ensure they were not engaging in corrupt practices. But on second thought, President [...]

Judge Blocks Provisions of the STOCK Act

By: Friday September 14, 2012 8:55 am

A federal judge blocked a provision of the STOCK Act, the law passed earlier this year cracking down on insider trading. While the law originally pertained solely to members of Congress and their staffs, House Republicans extended that to members of the executive branch. Judge Alexander Williams gave a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of [...]

STOCK Act Has Loophole That Could Allow Insider Trading By Congressional Spouses

By: Friday July 20, 2012 12:55 pm

CNN managed to do some news reporting outside of reading viewer Twitter feeds today, and they came up with a loophole in the STOCK Act that would render it fairly meaningless. If you remember, the STOCK Act was the bill that rocketed to passage after allegations of insider trading among members of Congress, using at [...]

More Revelations of Favorable Stock Trading By Members of Congress

By: Monday June 25, 2012 1:00 pm

The passage of the STOCK Act was supposed, in the eyes of Congress, to end all the intense anger over Congressional insider trading. The system worked, in their eyes. A problem was identified and Congress worked to address it. Everyone goes home happy. Except that’s not what happened. In a continuing series, the Washington Post [...]

Senate Passes JOBS Act, STOCK Act

By: Thursday March 22, 2012 10:57 am

It’s unusual when the Senate passes one bill in a single day, but today they’ve passed two. And both are an indication of the seriousness of legislating in the modern age. First, we have the JOBS Act, a bill that promises an impossible solution to an unrelated problem, which is a mask for its true [...]

Senate Will Pass House Version of STOCK Act, Drop Political Intelligence Measures

By: Wednesday March 21, 2012 6:56 am

The Senate leadership has given up on trying to pass their version of the STOCK Act, instead planning a vote on the House bill that cancels out restrictions on so-called “political intelligence,” among other tougher measures. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), in a Tuesday afternoon floor speech, announced that he would not compel [...]

Senate Ready to Give Up, Pass House Version of STOCK Act

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 9:35 am

Both the House and Senate have passed versions of the STOCK Act, which would ban insider trading in Congress and accomplish a number of other ethics reforms, with large majorities. The Senate version includes a measure on “political intelligence,” forcing the network of people who hang around Congress and find out tidbits of information that [...]

STOCK Act Passes House as Bachus Insider Trading Investigation Begins

By: Friday February 10, 2012 7:35 am

The House passed a watered-down version of the STOCK Act, the bill that would ban insider trading among members of Congress. Democrats supported it in order to get the bill to a conference committee, as it has already passed the Senate. So the final vote was 417-2. The two major changes to the bill made [...]

Insiders and Lobbyists Begin to Gut Congressional Insider Trading Bill

By: Wednesday February 8, 2012 2:54 pm

When the Senate passed the STOCK Act, the bill that bans insider trading on non-public information picked up in Congress (yes, that’s not against the law right now) along with some other ethics reforms, I thought that could be a vehicle that would move expeditiously through the House. However, even though Majority Leader Eric Cantor [...]

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