Today, Representative Louise Slaughter, a national leader on ethics in government, released her 2011 tax returns.
"The public is entitled to transparency and that's why I'm going above and beyond my annual financial disclosure and taking this additional step to release my taxes," Congresswoman Louise Slaughter said.
Slaughter has an extensive history of fighting for accountability in Washington and has long been at the forefront of major ethics reform. After a six year fight, Slaughter secured passage of the STOCK Act, which she authored and was signed into law by President Obama on April 4, 2012. The legislation criminalizes insider trading among Members of Congress and their staff, requires Members to release details of their mortgages, and requires Members to publicly report financial transactions of $1,000 or more within 45 days.
In 2006, Slaughter authored a 118-page report called "America For Sale," which was a comprehensive review of the culture of corruption in Washington and helped lead to the most significant ethics reform since Watergate.