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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Number Date Name Add a Comment
48796 Sun Apr 08 18:32:21 EDT 2012 T. B. Who do they think they are!!
48795 Sat Apr 07 23:07:53 EDT 2012 Denise Harris Eric...I'm begging you...DO SOMETHING!
48794 Sat Apr 07 10:56:27 EDT 2012 Diana LeBlanc EVERYONE should play by the same rules.
48793 Sat Apr 07 09:12:57 EDT 2012 Andrea Zapcic
48792 Sat Apr 07 07:28:51 EDT 2012 Elaine Williams
48791 Sat Apr 07 05:18:11 EDT 2012 Anonymous ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!
48790 Sat Apr 07 05:09:46 EDT 2012 Mary Prange Stop congressional insider trading. Stop the insanity that is Wall Street.
48789 Sat Apr 07 04:59:24 EDT 2012 William McDavid Congress should NOT be above the law! There should be a referrendum every general election on whether Congress should get a raise, stay at their current level of compensation, OR NOT GET PAID AT ALL. More....
48788 Sat Apr 07 04:55:44 EDT 2012 Jolene Clark Fed UP with all the corruption. Get clean or get out.
48787 Sat Apr 07 01:52:11 EDT 2012 Roselyn Schmitt
48786 Thu Apr 05 16:55:27 EDT 2012 Anonymous Time for Cantor to get off the insider gravy train and live within the fat compensation and benefits packages shouldered by the middle class tax payers. Simply being another Tea Party Con-mensch does not More....
48785 Thu Apr 05 03:40:15 EDT 2012 Delbert Baston America will go down the tubes unless we clean up gov't.
48784 Tue Apr 03 17:50:42 EDT 2012 Nancy Mueller
48783 Tue Apr 03 12:54:21 EDT 2012 Mark Esch-Williams Express yourself - say NO.
48782 Tue Apr 03 12:09:42 EDT 2012 Nancy Honeycutt SAY NO TO GREED IN CONGRESS...YOU WERE NOT SENT TO WASHINGTON TO LINE YOUR POCKETS. AMERICA SEES YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE. NOVEMBER IS NOT THAT FAR AWAY. HAVE YOU STARTED LOOKING FOR ANOTHER JOB YET ?
48781 Tue Apr 03 11:04:50 EDT 2012 Barbara Utz
48780 Mon Apr 02 17:00:54 EDT 2012 Monica Oclander Totally opposed to any watering down of any regulations or oversight on any banks, stock brokerage firms, real estate investment trusts, etc.!
48779 Mon Apr 02 13:58:06 EDT 2012 Nancy Honeycutt
48778 Sun Apr 01 23:56:32 EDT 2012 Mark Cooper
48777 Sun Apr 01 23:18:01 EDT 2012 G. John Breckenridge
48776 Sun Apr 01 18:38:52 EDT 2012 Anonymous
48775 Sat Mar 31 09:43:37 EDT 2012 Anonymous Stop one of the leading "mean white men" who have controlled the House for the past two years.
48774 Fri Mar 30 15:54:15 EDT 2012 Gerald Florkowski
48773 Thu Mar 29 23:08:10 EDT 2012 Carole Sutton
48772 Thu Mar 29 22:20:19 EDT 2012 Erin Foley
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