STOCK Act http://www.kunc.org en How Congress Quietly Overhauled Its Insider-Trading Law http://www.kunc.org/post/how-congress-quietly-overhauled-its-insider-trading-law The legislative process on Capitol Hill is often slow and grinding. There are committee hearings, filibuster threats and hours of floor debate. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:46:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 43008 at http://www.kunc.org How Congress Quietly Overhauled Its Insider-Trading Law Congress Repeals Financial Disclosure Requirements For Senior U.S. Officials http://www.kunc.org/post/congress-repeals-financial-disclosure-requirements-senior-us-officials Joining the Senate, the House of Representatives approved a measure today that repeals a requirement that top government officials post financial disclosures on the Internet.<p>The House, like the Senate, acted quietly without a vote. Instead, they sent the measure to the president's desk by unanimous consent.<p>The provision was part of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (Stock), which became law in March of 2012. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:17:00 +0000 42829 at http://www.kunc.org Congress Repeals Financial Disclosure Requirements For Senior U.S. Officials Insider Trading Ban Passes Congress, But Some See Missed Opportunity http://www.kunc.org/post/insider-trading-ban-passes-congress-some-see-missed-opportunity The Senate passed a bill Thursday to explicitly ban insider trading by members of Congress and the executive branch, and that means the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act is headed to the president's desk.<p>But this STOCK Act is quite a bit weaker than earlier versions.<p>The STOCK Act has been on a glide path ever since <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7388130n" target="_blank">an explosive 60 Minutes story</a> last fall highlighted the issue of members of Congress apparently profiting on nonpublic information.<p>"I think the passage of this act is the most significan Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:14:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 24382 at http://www.kunc.org Insider Trading Ban Passes Congress, But Some See Missed Opportunity Rep. Bachus Is Focus Of Ethics Investigation Into Possible Insider Trading http://www.kunc.org/post/rep-bachus-focus-ethics-investigation-possible-insider-trading <em>The Washington Post </em><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2012/02/09/gIQA21Ui2Q_story.html" target="_blank">broke this story last evening</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee over possible violations of insider-trading laws, according to individuals familiar with the case.<p>"Rep. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:55:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 22160 at http://www.kunc.org Rep. Bachus Is Focus Of Ethics Investigation Into Possible Insider Trading Ban On Insider Trading By Lawmakers Passes House, Heads To Obama's Desk http://www.kunc.org/post/ban-insider-trading-lawmakers-passes-house-heads-obamas-desk By a nearly unanimous vote this morning the House passed the STOCK Act, which <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/02/01/146239874/bill-banning-congressional-insider-trading-has-bipartisan-support" target="_blank">as NPR's Tamara Keith has reported</a>, "would, among other things, explicitly ban insider trading for members of Congress and their staffs."<p>The <a href="http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll047.xml" target="_blank">vote was 417-2</a>, with 14 members absent. The two nay votes were from Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif., and Rep. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:35:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 22103 at http://www.kunc.org