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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76-100 of 48846 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
48771 Thu Mar 29 19:50:38 EDT 2012 jean corvino Insider information and loopholes should not be available to anyone including lobbyists, hedge fund managers and legislatores. This is one of the ways to
restore confidence in government.
48770 Thu Mar 29 17:04:40 EDT 2012 Anonymous
48768 Tue Mar 27 19:08:16 EDT 2012 Erin Foley-Collins
48767 Tue Mar 27 15:23:17 EDT 2012 Djemy Raha Stop greed
48766 Mon Mar 26 22:52:53 EDT 2012 Edna Mehaffey He shouldn't be holding any office in THIS country.
48765 Sun Mar 25 20:07:04 EDT 2012 Larry Andrews
48764 Sun Mar 25 18:32:18 EDT 2012 Daniel Jankowski
48763 Sun Mar 25 12:18:17 EDT 2012 Clifford Hutt
48762 Sun Mar 25 11:49:37 EDT 2012 Joseph Saporito
48761 Sat Mar 24 18:30:44 EDT 2012 daniel pasteris
48760 Sat Mar 24 17:00:07 EDT 2012 Homer Spencer Shame, shame, shame. It is obvious who owns Cantor's allegiance.
48759 Sat Mar 24 11:41:19 EDT 2012 Paul Gregg
48758 Fri Mar 23 17:57:59 EDT 2012 Eileen Schram
48757 Fri Mar 23 17:46:46 EDT 2012 Joy Sweeny
48756 Fri Mar 23 14:18:07 EDT 2012 Nicole De Nardis
48755 Thu Mar 22 15:35:42 EDT 2012 mitch mitchell
48754 Wed Mar 21 22:19:04 EDT 2012 Anonymous Cantor is disgusting. He should be removed from office.
48753 Wed Mar 21 20:41:50 EDT 2012 Lisa Choy
48752 Wed Mar 21 13:10:14 EDT 2012 Therese Gorman
48751 Tue Mar 20 08:56:18 EDT 2012 Mary
48750 Mon Mar 19 20:03:29 EDT 2012 Loyd Harp
48749 Mon Mar 19 17:42:13 EDT 2012 Mike Reff
48748 Mon Mar 19 16:13:32 EDT 2012 Beth Kubilus
48747 Mon Mar 19 15:08:05 EDT 2012 Carol Murota
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