Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Senators Who Opposed the Stock Act

Source: Republic Report

The STOCK Act, bipartisan legislation that bans insider trading by members of Congress, passed the Senate by 96-3. The Senate bill now includes a provision to cover some federal employees, a 30 day disclosure requirement for lawmakers, and forces covered officials to disclose the details of their mortgage.

The three Senators who opposed the bill are:
Tom Coburn
Jon Kyl
Kent Conrad

This is a Suspicious News Brief. Read more at Republic Report.

Senate Ethics Committee Looked Into Only Five Issues Last Year, Zero Disciplinary Action

Source: Republic Report

The Senate’s annual report shows that its Ethics panel received 77 requests to review alleged violations, 58 of which were dismissed because of lack of jurisdiction and an additional 14 that were not pursued because there was insufficient evidence that a violation of Senate rules had occurred. None of the matters under review resulted in disciplinary action or public admonition.

This is a Suspicious News Brief. Read more at the Republic Report.