Stop insider trading in Congress!

6 Feb
Republican Party (United States)

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Dear Friend,It’s outrageous that members of Congress are currently allowed to engage in insider trading.

Members of Congress regularly receive sensitive information about the state of the economy and get advance notice on the actions of corporations, but they don’t have to adhere to the laws that prohibit buying or selling stock based on that information– laws that everyone else in America must abide by.

Rep. Louise Slaughter has introduced legislation to ban insider trading by members of Congress, known as the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act.

But Republican leadership is blocking a vote on this bill. In order for this legislation to come to a vote, a discharge petition must be launched and signed by at least 218 representatives.

I told my representative to allow a vote on the STOCK Act to make it illegal for members of Congress to engage in insider trading. You should too. You can get more information and sign the petition at the link below.

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/stock_act/?r_by=-2462423-NDpQRcx&rc=confemail

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