Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) voted today to pass the Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. The bill, approved with overwhelming bipartisan support, looks to ensure that Members of Congress cannot profit from information they learn in the course of their work.
Larson released the following statement following the bill's passage this morning:
"This bill, while it could have been stronger, will help address Americans concerns over how their representatives are conducting themselves in Congress. Insider trading is not permitted for any citizen, nor should it be for any member of Congress, presidential administration, or employee of the executive or judicial branches."