|Buchanan Hails Senate Passage of STOCK Act|
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-FL, today praised the Senate for passing legislation to ban insider trading by congressional and executive branch officials. The Senate passed the STOCK Act by a vote of 96-3.
“No elected or government official should be profiting from private information obtained because of their job," Buchanan said. "Serving the public is a privilege and honor - not an opportunity for personal gain. I will work to make sure this legislation is passed by Congress as quickly as possible.”
Buchanan is a co-sponsor of similar legislation pending in the House.