Congressman Canseco's Statement on House vote on the STOCK Act

Feb 9, 2012


Washington, DC – Congressman Francisco “Quico” Canseco (TX-23), a strong advocate of fiscal responsibility in the House of Representatives and a member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to passage of the STOCK Act in the House of Representatives:
“Today I was proud to support and vote for the STOCK Act. This is an important step in helping rebuild the trust of the American people in their elected officials. Too often, the American people feel that Members of Congress and other government officials live by and benefit personally from a different set of rules than those that ordinary Americans live by. To me, this lack of confidence is unacceptable and it is imperative for the future success of our nation that we begin rebuilding the trust of the American people in their elected representatives,” said Congressman Canseco. 
“The STOCK Act prohibits Members of Congress and their staff from using insider information to profit personally and ensures Members of Congress are living under the same rules as every other American. The American people expect that those who serve in government to do so with integrity, and the STOCK Act will help ensure that ALL in the federal government meet this expectation, not just those in Congress.” Congressman Canseco concluded.
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