Key Vote YES on Amendments to STOCK Act

Dear FreedomWorks member,

As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your senator and ask him or her to vote YES on two amendments to S.2038, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. There are a large number of amendments and we have not had time to review them all because of the short time between their introduction and this vote. We suspect some senators face a similar challenge. 

Two amendments that have caught our eye so far are:

  • Sen. Toomey amendment #1472, the Earmark Elimination Act.
  • Sen. Coburn amendment #1473 to prevent duplicative and overlapping government programs.

We will consider these votes when calculating the FreedomWorks Economic Freedom Scorecard for 2012 and may consider other amendments upon review. The Economic Freedom Scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the Jefferson Award, which recognizes members of Congress with voting records that support economic freedom.


Matt Kibbe                                                                                                                                           President and CEO                                                                                                           FreedomWorks                                                                                                                                [Click here for a PDF version of this key vote notice.]