Today Jaime Herrera Beutler voted in favor of the "Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge"(STOCK) Act, a bill to prevent insider trading by Members of Congress. Jaime cosponsored the STOCK Act initiative last November, and today it passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a bipartisan majority of 417-2.
"Today's passage of the STOCK Act is in part due to my predecessor, Brian Baird, and his efforts to put this safeguard in place," said Jaime. "Just five months ago, folks were skeptical that the STOCK Act would ever see the light of day. Today, I was proud to be part of a bipartisan majority to pass this important reform out of the U.S. House of Representatives. Hardworking taxpayers deserve to know that their federal representatives live under the same laws that they do, and that the public good will always come before personal gain. This law will provide that assurance."