Bill Johnson Votes To STOP Insider Trading in Government
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement today after voting in favor of the STOCK Act which will prohibit members of Congress and staff from using non public information gained from their official positions for personal benefit.
“We all know that Washington is broken and today members of both parties took a big step forward to fix it. Put simply – it’s wrong for any politician to use his political office for personal gain – that includes using insider information. This piece of legislation – the STOCK act – strengthens rules already on the books to not only prevent insider trading by members of Congress and their staffs, but all employees in all three branches of the federal government – judicial, legislative, and executive. This ensures a more honest and open government that is accountable to the American people,” said Bill Johnson.
Bill Johnson added, “For far too long in Washington, elected officials have been more interested in serving themselves than serving the people they represent. The STOCK Act is one important step toward regaining the trust of the American people, because Americans need confidence in the people who serve them. Our founding fathers made sure that everyone would be treated equally under the law – whether you are an elected official or not. The STOCK act makes sure of that. The people of Eastern and Southeastern Ohio deserve honesty and integrity in government, and I am working tirelessly for them to make sure they have it.”