Eliminate Eric Cantor’s Insider Trading Loophole

Sign the Petition to Support a Strong STOCK Act

Both houses of Congress passed the STOCK Act, the bill that would stop congressional insider trading.

But the version that passed in the House is substantially weaker than the version that passed in the Senate. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) did his campaign funders on Wall Street a huge favor by including a loophole for lobbyists and hedge fund managers who trade on congressional insider information.

We can defeat Cantor’s loophole, which would allow Wall Street’s minions to prowl the halls of Congress in search of insider info that can be turned to cash on the stock market.

Show your support for a strong STOCK Act.

Sign the petition to demand that Congress eliminate Cantor’s Wall Street insider trading loophole.


We, the undersigned, call on Congress to send to the President’s desk a strong STOCK Act. Reject Rep. Eric Cantor’s version, and oppose his loophole that would allow Wall Street minions to prowl the halls of Congress in search of inside information. To restore confidence in government, we need Congress to pass sweeping ethics legislation without loopholes carved out for special interests.

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226-250 of 48846 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
48621 Tue Mar 06 00:04:19 EST 2012 J Corb
48620 Mon Mar 05 23:54:53 EST 2012 Glen Taysom It was deregulation that precipitated the Great Recession. Continued deregulation is a travesty.
48619 Mon Mar 05 23:47:14 EST 2012 Anonymous
48618 Mon Mar 05 22:42:01 EST 2012 William Schneider
48617 Mon Mar 05 22:22:37 EST 2012 Dennis Schaef
48616 Mon Mar 05 22:19:05 EST 2012 Jennifer Boettiger
48615 Mon Mar 05 22:00:09 EST 2012 Sarah Juarez-Bein SIGNED WITH MY FELLOW MANKIND IN MIND!
48614 Mon Mar 05 21:20:29 EST 2012 Paul Banik If Congress want to keep their insider trading loopholes, then give to public the same privledge.
48613 Mon Mar 05 20:14:24 EST 2012 Richard Rice
48612 Mon Mar 05 20:03:31 EST 2012 Pamela Daly
48611 Mon Mar 05 19:48:17 EST 2012 David Eisbach Let's not allow Congress to benefit from insider trading (remember Martha Stewart) but do allow lobbiests and hedge fund managers an exemption. How can Cantor hold his head up?
48610 Mon Mar 05 19:45:31 EST 2012 Loyd Harp Let's make it legal to do the right thing.
48609 Mon Mar 05 19:36:36 EST 2012 Jeffery Walsh
48608 Mon Mar 05 19:11:17 EST 2012 Susan Cerney Make it a level playing field inthis most abundant of nations. Loopholes like these only widen the Haves and Have-Nots.
48607 Mon Mar 05 17:57:43 EST 2012 Catherine Barnes
48606 Mon Mar 05 17:55:29 EST 2012 Martha Bushnell
48605 Mon Mar 05 17:18:59 EST 2012 Anonymous
48604 Mon Mar 05 17:03:07 EST 2012 F Debbie Campbell
48603 Mon Mar 05 17:00:30 EST 2012 John Brunt
48602 Mon Mar 05 16:55:03 EST 2012 barbara shapiro
48601 Mon Mar 05 16:54:34 EST 2012 Carol Brothers
48600 Mon Mar 05 16:18:36 EST 2012 Anonymous
48599 Mon Mar 05 15:53:19 EST 2012 Roland P Seger
48598 Mon Mar 05 15:41:44 EST 2012 Amy Tonsmeire Mr cantor is embarrassing.
48597 Mon Mar 05 15:28:31 EST 2012 William J. Fleck
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