Insider trading by members of Congress is currently legal – believe it or not

Matt Drudge had the following video link on his website this morning (, but recently a friend who works in the financial industry sent me two other links that I’d yet to read. I’ve long wondered how members of Congress who went in with modest net worths left Congress multi-millionaires. I think the following video, and these two articles probably answer that question.

STOCK Act Reintroduced to Ban Insider Trading by Members of Congress

What is the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act?