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January 30, 2012 - by David Moore

The Hill: "The Senate meets at 2 p.m. for speeches, and then at 4:30 p.m. starts work on the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, which aims to prevent members of Congress from making trades based on non-public information." Official press release (Nov. 16, 2011) from Senate version sponsor, Sen. Gillibrand. Video on her official site from Jan. 26th. 

Links to official schedules for House & Senate on the STOCK Act (H.R. 1148, with 99% user support on OC; and S. 1903). Follow the Money Trail of which interest groups support & oppose the Senate version. News & blog coverage aggregated by our OC web scrapers, for helpful context. Previous coverage on OC Blog & previous House sponsorship by Rep. Slaughter. Email your members of Congress via Contact-Congress on OC.

Wonkblog (WaPo):Budget cuts have harmed growth , reports David Leonhardt in the NYT.

Up with Chris (video): New York Attorney General and co-chair of President Obama’s new mortgage crisis unit Eric Schneiderman talks with Chris about his expectations for the new mortgage crisis investigations.

The Hill, House: Democrats’ strategy on Medicare: Let Ryan, Republicans step in it again

The Hill, Senate: GOP wants Sen. Baucus to go rogue on Keystone XL oil sands pipeline

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