STOCK Act

CD217: Proxy Voting

The House of Representatives is now allowing absent members to vote via members who are physically present on the House floor, in a process called proxy voting, for the first time in US History. In this episode, we examine the unnecessary, unprecedented changes to the way the House passes bills that might also be unconstitutional. Read More

CD212: The COVID-19 Response Laws

Since COVID-19 began ravaging the human race, Congress has passed three bills into law that are meant to respond to both the health care crisis and the financial crisis. In this episode, Jen highlights the first two laws in their entirety and the provisions from the third law that are most likely to help the most Americans – the cash payments and unemployment provisions. She also documents the process used to pass all three bills into law, because this is NOT the way Congress is supposed to function. We have some firing to do. Read More

CD024: Let’s Gut the STOCK Act



In the hours before the Boston marathon bombing, President Obama quietly signed a bill gutting the STOCK Act. Full details on the shady way both houses of Congress passed the bill in under two days. Read More

S. 716: Gut the STOCK Act

On Friday, April 12, after most members of the House of Representatives had reasonably assumed the day was done, Eric Cantor presented and passed – without a vote- a Senate bill eliminating key provisions of the STOCK Act. The President immediately signed it into law. Read More