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Swamp Stories Episode 34: Trading the Public’s Trust

In 2012, President Barack Obama signed into law the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, otherwise known as the STOCK Act. The intent was to ban insider trading from members of Congress — a subject that gained national media attention on both sides of the aisle in the months and years after the financial crisis.

But the law did not do what it was supposed to.

In episode 34, Weston unpacks the STOCK Act and where it falls short and talks with one of the members of Congress who’s leading a bipartisan effort to fix the law and put an end to insider trading by members of Congress.

Listeners will hear from:

  • Kedric Payne, Senior Director of Ethics and the General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center
  • Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX)

Listen to the newest “Swamp Stories” episode: “Trading the Public’s Trust