Reform Groups Call on House Leaders and Members to Pass STOCK Act to Ban Congressional Insider Trading, Including Provisions to Restore Anti-Corruption Laws

Campaign Legal Center – Common Cause – CREW Democracy 21 – League of Women Voters – OMB Watch – Public Citizen Project on Government Oversight – Sunlight Foundation – U.S. PIRG Below are two letters sent today to all House members from reform groups, urging swift passage of the “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act,” …

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Democracy 21 Urges Senators to Vote for the Leahy-Cornyn Anti-Corruption Amendment to the STOCK Act

Below is letter sent today by Democracy 21 to the Senate, urging Senators to vote for the Leahy-Cornyn “Public Corruption Prosecution Improvements Act” amendment to be offered to the “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act” or STOCK Act. Reform groups have sent several letters to Congress in the past in support of the STOCK Act. Democracy 21 …

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Reform Groups Call on Senate Committee to Send the “STOCK Act” Tomorrow to the Senate Floor

Below is a letter sent by a coalition of reform groups including Democracy 21 to Chairman Joseph Lieberman and Ranking Member Susan Collins of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in support of the “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act,” (STOCK Act). The letter called on the Committee to report the bill …

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Reform Groups to Republican House Leadership: Move the STOCK Act Forward; Prevent Congressional Insider Trading

Democracy 21 joined with other reform groups today in calling on the House Republican leadership to allow the House to act on the STOCK Act to prohibit insider trading by members of Congress. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor reportedly forced House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Spencer Bachus to cancel a full committee markup …

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Democracy 21 Joins With Reform Groups in Call for Passage of the “STOCK” Act to End Congressional Insider Trading

Today, Democracy 21 joined with a coalition of reform groups in again calling for passage of the “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act,” the “STOCK Act.” The groups sent a letter to the House and Senate calling for swift passage of the Act, designed to prevent Congressional insider trading. According to Democracy 21 President Fred …

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Letter from Reform Groups to Chairman Sensenbrenner and Democratic Ranking Member Scott in Support of Clean Up Government Act of 2011

September 7, 2011   Honorable F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., ChairmanHonorable Robert C. Scott, Ranking MemberHouse Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland SecurityWashington, DC 20510 Re:      H.R. 2572, the “Clean Up Government Act of 2011” Sent Via Fax Dear Reps. Sensenbrenner and Scott: Today our organizations write to strongly endorse and call for swift committee …

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Reform Groups Call for Outside Counsel to Complete Ethics Committee Investigation of Representative Maxine Waters; Groups Urge Strengthened Role for OCE

Campaign Legal Center – Common Cause – CREWDemocracy 21 – League of Women Voters  Public Citizen – U.S. PIRG Enclosed for your information is a letter sent today by reform groups to the Chairman and Ranking Democrat on the House Ethics Committee in light of recent press reports indicating severe "partisan dysfunction and accusations of …

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Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center Inform Members of Congress it is Illegal for Them to Solicit Unlimited Contributions for a Super PAC

In a letter sent today to members of Congress, Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer and Campaign Legal Center President Trevor Potter informed Senators and Representatives that it would be a violation of law for a Member to solicit unlimited contributions for a Super PAC. Noting that Members may be approached to make such solicitations for …

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Reform Groups Today Urge Two Additional Congressional Committees to Investigate and Hold Hearings on Dysfunctional FEC

Dear Senators Schumer and Alexander and Representatives Lungren and Brady: The under-signed organizations, dedicated to ensuring that federal candidates for public office abide by their legal obligations, respectfully urge your Committees to investigate and hold hearings on the systemic problems with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).  The FEC is, without question, one of the most …

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