“Bill to prevent online posting of disclosure forms passes Congress”


The Senate on Thursday and the House on Friday passed on short-cut procedures a bill that indefinitely delays, and effectively repeals, a controversial provision of the Stock (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge) Act enacted a year ago. That law mainly addressed conflict-of-interest policies for members of Congress and their staffs, but it also included a requirement that the financial disclosure forms filed by some 28,000 high-ranking federal employees be posted online.


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