H.R. 3550 (112th): Restoring Ethical Standards, Transparency, and Responsibility in Congressional Trading Act

Introduced:
Dec 02, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Sean Duffy
Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Dec 02, 2011
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3549 (Related)
Congressional Blind Trust Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 02, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on December 2, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 02, 2011
Referred to Committee Dec 02, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require certain individuals subject to that Act to either place their securities in a blind trust or to report the sale, purchase, or exchange of securities.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (5R, 1D) (show)
Committees

House House Administration

House Oversight and Government Reform

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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12/2/2011--Introduced.
Restoring Ethical Standards, Transparency, and Responsibility in Congressional Trading Act or RESTRICT Act - Amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require the President, the Vice President, Members of Congress, and certain federal officers and employees to:
(1) place all of his or her stocks, bonds, commodities futures, and other forms of securities, including securities held jointly with a spouse or dependent child, in a qualified blind trust; or
(2) file a report with the appropriate ethics officer, within three business days after a transaction is settled, on any purchase, sale, or exchange in stocks, bonds, commodities futures, and other forms of securities, including those jointly held with the individual's spouse or dependent child.
Exempts from this requirement any financial interests in or income derived from: (1) the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS), including the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP); (2) any other federal retirement system for U.S. officers and employees, including the President, or for members of the uniformed services; or (3) benefits received under the Social Security Act.
Subjects violators of this Act to specified civil and criminal penalties.

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