January 30, 2012

Manchin Votes for Stock Act

Nearly unanimous bipartisan group votes for measure to prevent insider trading among members of Congress

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voted tonight to prohibit members of Congress and their staff from using inside knowledge to profit on Wall Street. The Senator released the following statement about his vote in favor of the STOCK (Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge) Act. 

“The ability and opportunity to serve the American people is truly a privilege, and we must treat that privilege with the utmost respect. The STOCK Act will reinforce the simple fact that no member of Congress can or should profit off of information that is learned in the course of serving the public,” Senator Manchin said. “Now more than ever, the American people have the right to expect that their public officials are focused on serving them - not themselves - and this bipartisan, commonsense measure will help do just that.”