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11-S1871 on Nov 15, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: STOCK Act
Source: H1148/S1871
Congressional Summary:Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act): Amends the Securities Exchange Act and the Commodity Exchange Act to prohibit purchase or sale of either securities or commodities by a person in possession of material nonpublic information regarding pending or prospective legislative action.
  • Amends the Ethics in Government Act to require formal disclosure of certain securities and commodities futures transactions.
  • Amends the Lobbying Disclosure Act to subject to its registration, reporting, and disclosure requirements all political intelligence activities, contacts, firms, and consultants.

Bill explanation (ProCon.org, "Insider Trading by Congress", Feb. 3, 2012):

  • On Mar. 17, 2011, Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced the STOCK Act where it gained nine co-sponsors by Nov. 4, 2011.
  • On Nov. 13, 2011, the TV show "60 Minutes" reported that several members of Congress allegedly used insider information for personal gain. The STOCK Act received 84 additional House co-sponsors in the five days following the report, and Scott Brown (R-MA) filed the STOCK Act in the Senate on Nov. 15, 2011. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) also filed a variation of the STOCK Act in the Senate on Nov. 17, 2011.
  • On Jan. 24, 2012, in his State of the Union Address, President Obama said "Send me a bill that bans insider trading by members of Congress, and I will sign it tomorrow."
  • Immediately after the speech, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters, "I think people should have enough sense not to do it [insider trading] without legislation, but I will support legislation."
  • On Feb. 2, 2012, a revised version of the STOCK Act passed in the Senate by a vote of 96-3 with Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Tom Coburn (R-OK), and Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) dissenting.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Question 16: Stricter limits on political campaign funds Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Sponsored banning stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 11-S1871

Gary Ackerman s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Jason Altmire s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Joe Baca s2oCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
Tammy Baldwin s2oWI Democratic Challenger 
John Barrow s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Karen Bass s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Xavier Becerra s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s2oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Sanford Bishop s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Timothy Bishop s2oNew York Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer s2oOregon Democrat 
Dan Boren s2oOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 
Leonard Boswell s2oIowa Democrat 
Robert Brady s2oPennsylvania Democrat 
Bruce Braley s2oIA Democratic Challenger 
G.K. Butterfield s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Lois Capps s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s2oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Dennis Cardoza s2oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Russ Carnahan s2oMissouri Democrat 
John Carney s2oDelaware Democrat 
Andre Carson s2oIndiana Democrat 
Kathy Castor s2oFlorida Democrat 
Ben Chandler s2oKentucky Democrat 
Judy Chu s2oCalifornia Democrat 
David Cicilline s2oRhode Island Democrat 
Hansen Clarke s2oMichigan Former Democrat (until 2012) 
William Lacy Clay s2oMissouri Democrat 
Emmanuel Cleaver s2oMissouri Democrat 
James Clyburn s2oSouth Carolina Democrat 
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee Democrat 
Gerry Connolly s2oVirginia Democrat 
John Conyers s2oMichigan Democrat 
Jim Cooper s2oTennessee Democrat 
Jim Costa s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Jerry Costello s2oIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Joe Courtney s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s2oNew York Democrat 
Henry Cuellar s2oTexas Democrat 
Danny Davis s2oIllinois Democrat 
Susan Davis s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Defazio s2oOregon Democrat 
Diana DeGette s2oColorado Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Ted Deutch s2oFlorida Democrat 
Norm Dicks s2oWashington Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Lloyd Doggett s2oTexas Democrat 
Joe Donnelly s2oIN Democratic Challenger 
Donna Edwards s2oMaryland Democrat 
Keith Ellison s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Eliot Engel s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Eni Faleomavaega s2oSamoa Democrat 
Sam Farr s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s2oPennsylvania Democrat 
Bob Filner s2oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Marcia Fudge s2oOhio Democrat 
John Garamendi s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Gonzalez s2oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Al Green s2oTexas Democrat 
Gene Green s2oTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s2oIllinois Democrat 
Janice Hahn s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Colleen Hanabusa s2oHawaii Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s2oFlorida Democrat 
Martin Heinrich s2oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Brian Higgins s2oNew York Democrat 
Jim Himes s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s2oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Ruben Hinojosa s2oTexas Democrat 
Mazie Hirono s2oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Kathy Hochul s2oNew York Democrat 
Tim Holden s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Rush Holt s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Mike Honda s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Steny Hoyer s2oMaryland Democrat 
Jay Inslee s2oWA Democratic Governor 
Steve Israel s2oNew York Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s2oIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s2oTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur s2oOhio Democrat 
Bill Keating s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Dale Kildee s2oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Ron Kind s2oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Larry Kissell s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Dennis Kucinich s2oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
James Langevin s2oRhode Island Democrat 
Rick Larsen s2oWashington Democrat 
John Larson s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Sander Levin s2oMichigan Democrat 
John Lewis s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Dan Lipinski s2oIllinois Democrat 
David Loebsack s2oIowa Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s2oNew York Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Ed Markey s2oMA Democratic Challenger 
Jim Matheson s2oUtah Democrat 
Doris Matsui s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Carolyn McCarthy s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Betty McCollum s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McDermott s2oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Mike McIntyre s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Jerry McNerney s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Michaud s2oMaine Democratic Governor Challenger 
Brad Miller s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
George Miller s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s2oWisconsin Democrat 
James Moran s2oVirginia Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Richard Neal s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s2oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
John Olver s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Bill Owens s2oNew York Democrat 
Frank Pallone s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Bill Pascrell s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Ed Pastor s2oArizona Democrat 
Donald Payne s2oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Ed Perlmutter s2oColorado Democrat 
Gary Peters s2oMI Democratic Challenger 
Collin Peterson s2oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Chellie Pingree s2oMaine Democrat 
Jared Polis s2oColorado Democrat 
David Eugene Price s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Mike Quigley s2oIllinois Democrat 
Nick Rahall s2oWest Virginia Democrat 
Charles Rangel s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Silvestre Reyes s2oTexas Democrat 
Laura Richardson s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Cedric Richmond s2oLouisiana Democrat 
Mike Ross s2oArkansas Democratic Governor Challenger 
Steven Rothman s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Dutch Ruppersberger s2oMaryland Democrat 
Tim Ryan s2oOhio Democrat 
Linda Sanchez s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Loretta Sanchez s2oCalifornia Democrat 
John Sarbanes s2oMaryland Democrat 
Adam Schiff s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Kurt Schrader s2oOregon Democrat 
Allyson Schwartz s2oPennsylvania Democratic Governor Challenger 
Jose Serrano s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Terri Sewell s2oAlabama Democrat 
Brad Sherman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Heath Shuler s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012) 
Albio Sires s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s2oNew York Democrat 
David Adam Smith s2oWashington Democrat 
Jackie Speier s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Pete Stark s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Betty Sutton s2oOhio Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s2oMississippi Democrat 
Mike Thompson s2oCalifornia Democrat 
John Tierney s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Paul Tonko s2oNew York Democrat 
Ed Towns s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Niki Tsongas s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Chris Van Hollen s2oMaryland Democrat 
Nydia Velazquez s2oNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s2oFlorida Democrat 
Maxine Waters s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Henry Waxman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Welch s2oVermont Democrat 
Frederica Wilson s2oFlorida Democrat 
Lynn Woolsey s2oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
John Yarmuth s2oKentucky Democrat 

Republicans participating in 11-S1871

Todd Akin s2oMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Rodney Alexander s2oLouisiana Republican 
Mark Amodei s2oNevada Republican 
Charlie Bass s2oNew Hampshire Republican (Retired 2012) 
Rick Berg s2oND Republican Challenger 
Brian Bilbray s2oCalifornia Republican 
Gus Bilirakis s2oFlorida Republican 
Roy Blunt s2oMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
Charles Boustany s2oLouisiana Republican 
Vern Buchanan s2oFlorida Republican 
Ann Marie Buerkle s2oNew York Republican 
Michael Burgess s2oTexas Republican 
Shelley Moore Capito s2oWest Virginia Republican 
John Carter s2oTexas Republican 
Steve Chabot s2oOhio Republican 
Saxby Chambliss s2oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Mike Coffman s2oColorado Republican 
Susan Collins s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
Rick Crawford s2oArkansas Republican 
Mark Critz s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Jeff Denham s2oCalifornia Republican 
Charles Dent s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Scott DesJarlais s2oTennessee Republican 
Jeff Duncan s2oSouth Carolina Republican 
Jo Ann Emerson s2oMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Mike Fitzpatrick s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Jeff Flake s2oArizona Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Bill Flores s2oTexas Republican 
Randy Forbes s2oVirginia Republican 
Jeff Fortenberry s2oNebraska Republican 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Elton Gallegly s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Cory Gardner s2oColorado Republican 
Jim Gerlach s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Chris Gibson s2oNew York Republican 
Paul Gosar s2oArizona Republican 
Trey Gowdy s2oSouth Carolina Republican 
Tim Griffin s2oArkansas Republican 
Frank Guinta s2oNew Hanpshire Republican challenger 
Vicky Hartzler s2oMissouri Republican 
Joe Heck s2oNevada Republican 
Dean Heller s2oNevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Jaime Herrera s2oWashington Republican 
Lynn Jenkins s2oKansas Republican 
Mike Johanns s2oNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008 
Bill Johnson s2oOhio Republican 
Sam Johnson s2oTexas Republican 
Timothy Johnson s2oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Walter Beaman Jones s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
Jim Jordan s2oOhio Republican 
Mark Kirk s2oIL Republican Jr Senator 
Raul Labrador s2oIdaho Republican 
Leonard Lance s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Jeff Landry s2oLouisiana Republican 
Tom Latham s2oIowa Republican 
Bob Latta s2oOhio Republican 
Frank LoBiondo s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Billy Long s2oMissouri Republican 
Blaine Luetkemeyer s2oMissouri Republican 
Kenny Marchant s2oTexas Republican 
Michael McCaul s2oTexas Republican 
Thad McCotter s2oMichigan Republican 
Patrick Meehan s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Candice Miller s2oMichigan Republican 
Jeff Miller s2oFlorida Republican 
Tim Murphy s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Sue Myrick s2oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Kristi Noem s2oSouth Dakota Republican 
Erik Paulsen s2oMinnesota Republican 
Joseph Pitts s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Todd Platts s2oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ted Poe s2oTexas Republican 
Bill Posey s2oFlorida Republican 
Dennis Rehberg s2oMontana Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Dave Reichert s2oWashington Republican (Governor run 2012) 
Scott Rigell s2oVirginia Republican 
David Rivera s2oFlorida Republican 
Tom Rooney s2oFlorida Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s2oFlorida Republican 
Dennis Ross s2oFlorida Republican 
Marco Rubio s2oFL Republican Jr Senator 
Jon Runyan s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Steve Scalise s2oLA Republican challenger 
Bobby Schilling s2oIllinois Republican challenger 2014 
Jean Schmidt s2oOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Austin Scott s2oGeorgia Republican 
Tim Scott s2oSC Republican Senator-Appointee 
John Shimkus s2oIllinois Republican 
Christopher Smith s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Olympia Snowe s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
Cliff Stearns s2oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Scott Tipton s2oColorado Republican 
Bob Turner s2oNew York Former Republican 
Fred Upton s2oMichigan Republican 
Tim Walberg s2oMichigan Republican 
Joe Walsh s2oIllinois Republican 
Allen West s2oFlorida Republican 
Joe Wilson s2oSouth Carolina Republican 
Robert Wittman s2oVirginia Republican 
Frank Wolf s2oVirginia Republican 
Kevin Yoder s2oKansas Republican 
Bill Young s2oFlorida Republican 
Todd Young s2oIndiana Republican 

Independents participating in 11-S1871

Scott Brown s1pNH Previsouly MA Republican Jr Senator 
Donna Christensen s2oVirgin Islands - 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 174
Republicans: 103
Independents: 2

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