STOCK Act

Rep. Spencer Bachus Won't Seek Reelection

After serving eleven terms in Congress, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) announced on Monday he will not seek reelection. “It is time for someone else,” said Bachus.After chairing the powerful House Financial Services Committee for six years, Bachus gave up his chairmanship in

Rep. Spencer Bachus Won't Seek Reelection

GOP Establishment Bails Out Spencer Bachus

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), who was cleared by the Office of Congressional Ethics of insider trading charges, is now busy collecting donations for his legal defense fund from the banking interests who stand to benefit most from his influence on

GOP Establishment Bails Out Spencer Bachus

RightOnline in Review: What Would Breitbart Do?

Even as RightOnline bloggers headed to the bars and the blackjack tables, the words of pollster Scott Rasmussen at the conference’s final dinner echoed in our minds. On the one hand, he explained, the vast majority of Americans agree that

RightOnline in Review: What Would Breitbart Do?

Bachus 'Cleared' of Ethics Violation Charges

When you set the ethics bar as low as they do in Washington, DC, it’s easy for just about anyone to clear it.In our nation’s capital, the permanent political class gets to play by a different set of rules than

Bachus 'Cleared' of Ethics Violation Charges

Breitbart-Led Ban on Lawmaker Insider Trading Passes Congress

Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer and the late Andrew Breitbart spent roughly six months coordinating an effort to ban members of Congress from using nonpublic information to profit themselves. On Thursday, their combined efforts came to fruition when the STOCK (Stop

Breitbart-Led Ban on Lawmaker Insider Trading Passes Congress

Harry Reid Grinds STOCK Act to a Halt

The bill that was to ban members of Congress from using nonpublic information to profit their private investments has ground to a halt due to inaction by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), reports The Hill newspaper: One thing is clear:

Harry Reid Grinds STOCK Act to a Halt

Harry Reid Signals He May Gut Insider Trading Bill

The bill spearheaded by Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer banning members of Congress from using nonpublic information to profit their personal investments may hit a wall in the form of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). On Monday, Mr. Reid indicated that he may simply accept the

SEC Chief Says STOCK Act Is Good, Not Sure It Can Be Enforced

On Wednesday, Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Schapiro said she welcomed the STOCK (Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge) Act banning members of Congress from using nonpublic information to make their investments but was unsure the SEC could

SEC Chief Says STOCK Act Is Good, Not Sure It Can Be Enforced

Spencer Bachus: It's Time for You to Go

When Peter Schweizer uncovered evidence of insider trading by Republican chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Spencer Bachus (R-AL), and 60 Minutes reported on it, I was the first person to call for Rep. Bachus to resign. That was November 14, 2011. Now, with news that the Office

BREAKING: Bachus to Face Insider Trading Probe

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), whose financial transactions while ranking member of the House financial services committee were exposed by Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer, is now the target of an insider trading inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics, according to theWashington