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P.L. 112-105, The STOCK Act (4 comments ↓ | 10 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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An original bill to prohibit Members of Congress and employees of Congress from using nonpublic information derived from their official positions for personal benefit.

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    Costs: $0.29 per
    and increases their $162,301.27 share of the national debt by $0.29.
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Public Service and Privacy

Just before Congress left town for the August recess, it passed a bill to slam the brakes on implementation of the STOCK Act. That’s Public Law 112-105, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012. Congress passed the law under pressu...

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Johnny reb

February 1, 2012, 8:13am (report abuse)

It is about time our elected officals abide buy the same rules they expect the people who vote them into office to day. To show their true intergrity to the country.They would vote to have the pay--CUT A GOOD BIT. Its disgraceful they expects the American public to live on little while they vote themselves huge pay raises.

kirby

(logged-in user) February 13, 2012, 8:37pm (report abuse)

Note that the Definitions section says nothing about the families of the congress or its employees. This bill can never be made tight enough, but this version's not even close.

Robert Davis

April 9, 2012, 2:37pm (report abuse)

Cost of even one red cent for software and computer related Items is ridiculous. In order to stop congressional insider trading. From reading the bill I see no where would that cost anything. If it were to happen at all it should come from the pocket of the offender.

Mary S

April 9, 2012, 4:44pm (report abuse)

It's pathetic that a law had to be done to stop this! When Congress and the president is not held to the same laws as everybody else, our government needs to change or be thrown out!

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