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STOCK Act
Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012

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STOCK Act
Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012

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STOCK Act
Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • Public Corruption Prosecution Improvements Act of 2012

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

STOCK Act
Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012

Short Titles as Introduced

STOCK Act
Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012

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An original bill to prohibit Members of Congress and employees of Congress from using nonpublic information derived from their official positions for personal benefit, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (9)

Date Actions Overview
12/03/2012By Senator Lieberman from Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 112-244.
04/04/2012Became Public Law No: 112-105. (TXT | PDF)
04/04/2012Signed by President.
03/28/2012Presented to President.
03/22/2012Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate agreed to House amendment to the bill (S. 2038) by Unanimous Consent.
02/09/2012Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 - 2 (Roll no. 47).(text: CR H645-648)
02/02/2012Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 3. Record Vote Number: 14.(text: CR S310-315)
01/26/2012Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Lieberman. Without written report.
01/26/2012Introduced in Senate

All Actions (141)

Date Chamber All Actions
12/03/2012SenateBy Senator Lieberman from Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 112-244.
04/04/2012Became Public Law No: 112-105. (TXT | PDF)
04/04/2012Signed by President.
03/28/2012SenatePresented to President.
03/27/2012SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
03/22/2012SenateSenate agreed to House amendment to the bill (S. 2038) by Unanimous Consent.
03/22/2012SenateS.Amdt.1941 SA 1941 fell when SA 1940 withdrawn. (consideration: CR S1981)
03/22/2012SenateS.Amdt.1940 Proposed amendment SA 1940 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S1981)
03/22/2012SenateMotion by Senator Reid to concur in the House amendment to the bill (S. 2038) with an amendment (SA 1940) withdrawn in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1981)
03/22/2012SenateS.Amdt.1944 SA 1944 fell when SA 1943 fell. (consideration: CR S1981)
03/22/2012SenateS.Amdt.1943 SA 1943 fell when SA 1942 fell. (consideration: CR S1981)
03/22/2012SenateS.Amdt.1942 SA 1942 fell when cloture invoked on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill (S. 2038). (consideration: CR S1981)
03/22/2012SenateMotion by Senator Reid to refer to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs the House message on S. 2038 with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment (SA 1942) fell when cloture invoked on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill (S. 2038) in Senate. (consideration: CR S1981)
03/22/2012SenateCloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill (S. 2038) invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 3. Record Vote Number: 56. (consideration: CR S1980-1981; text: CR S1980)
03/22/2012SenateS.Amdt.1940 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1981)
03/22/2012SenateS.Amdt.1941 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1981)
03/22/2012SenateS.Amdt.1942 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1981)
03/22/2012SenateS.Amdt.1943 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1981)
03/22/2012SenateS.Amdt.1944 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1981)
03/22/2012SenateConsidered by Senate (Message from the House considered). (consideration: CR S1977-1981)
03/20/2012SenateS.Amdt.1944 Amendment SA 1944 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 1943. (consideration: CR S1840; text: CR S1840) Of a perfecting nature.
03/20/2012SenateS.Amdt.1943 Amendment SA 1943 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 1942 (the instructions of the motion to refer). (consideration: CR S1840; text: CR S1840) Of a perfecting nature.
03/20/2012SenateS.Amdt.1942 Amendment SA 1942 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S1839-1840; text: CR S1839) To change the enactment date.
03/20/2012SenateMotion by Senator Reid to refer to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs the House message on S. 2038 with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment (SA 1942) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1839)
03/20/2012SenateS.Amdt.1941 Amendment SA 1941 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 1940. (consideration: CR S1839; text: CR S1839) Of a perfecting nature.
03/20/2012SenateS.Amdt.1940 Amendment SA 1940 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S1839; text: CR S1839) To change the enactment date.
03/20/2012SenateMotion by Senator Reid to concur in the House amendment to the bill (S. 2038) with an amendment (SA 1940) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1839)
03/20/2012SenateCloture motion on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill (S. 2038) presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S1839; text: CR S1839)
03/20/2012SenateMotion by Senator Reid to concur in the House amendment to the bill (S. 2038) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1839)
03/20/2012SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S1839-1840)
02/09/2012SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
02/09/2012-10:34amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/09/2012-10:34amHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 - 2 (Roll no. 47). (text: CR H645-648)
02/09/2012-9:13amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2038.
02/09/2012-9:13amHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H645-657)
02/09/2012-9:13amHouseMr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
02/06/2012-4:24pmHouseHeld at the desk.
02/06/2012-2:09pmHouseReceived in the House.
02/06/2012SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
02/02/2012SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 3. Record Vote Number: 14. (text: CR S310-315)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1470 Amendment SA 1470 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1481 Amendment SA 1481, under the order of 2/2/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 26 - 73. Record Vote Number: 13.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1493 Amendment SA 1493, under the order of 2/2/2012, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 60 - 39. Record Vote Number: 12.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1488 Amendment SA 1488, under the order of 2/2/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 24 - 75. Record Vote Number: 11.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1473 Amendment SA 1473, under the order of 2/2/2012, not having achieved 67 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 60 - 39. Record Vote Number: 10.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1483 Amendment SA 1483 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1471 Amendment SA 1471 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1500 Amendment SA 1500, under the order of 2/2/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 26 - 73. Record Vote Number: 9.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1472 Amendment SA 1472, under the order of 2/2/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 40 - 59. Record Vote Number: 8.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1498 Amendment SA 1498 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1510 Amendment SA 1510 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1510 Amendment SA 1510 proposed by Senator Collins for Senator Enzi to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S302; text: CR S302) To clarify that the transaction reporting requirement is not intended to apply to widely held investment funds.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1505 Amendment SA 1505 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1489 Amendment SA 1489 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S298)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1485 Proposed amendment SA 1485 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S301)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1491 Amendment SA 1491 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 58 - 41. Record Vote Number: 7.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1511 Amendment SA 1511 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 81 - 18. Record Vote Number: 6.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1487 Amendment SA 1487, under the order of 2/2/2012, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 51. Record Vote Number: 5.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1484 Amendment SA 1484 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 37 - 61. Record Vote Number: 4.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1482 Amendment SA 1482 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1505 Amendment SA 1505 proposed by Senator Gillibrand for Senator Portman to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S298-299, S302; text: CR S298) To clarify that political intelligence includes information gathered from executive branch employees, Congressional employees, and Members of Congress.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1511 Amendment SA 1511 proposed by Senator Gillibrand for Senator Lieberman to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S298-299, S300-301; text: CR S298) To extend the STOCK Act to ensure that the reporting requirements set forth in the STOCK Act apply to the executive branch and independent agencies.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1493 Amendment SA 1493 proposed by Senator Grassley to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S295-297, S308-309; text: CR S296) To require disclosure of political intelligence activities under Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995.
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1503 Proposed amendment SA 1503 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1492 Proposed amendment SA 1492 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1490 Proposed amendment SA 1490 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1476 Proposed amendment SA 1476 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1474 Proposed amendment SA 1474 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1477 Proposed amendment SA 1477 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1478 Proposed amendment SA 1478 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1485 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S297-298, S301; text as modified: CR S298)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1476 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1477 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1470 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1478 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1489 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S291, S297-298, S302)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1490 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S291, S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1491 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S291, S297, S301)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1471 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S304)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1472 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S291-292, S302-304)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1481 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S295, S309)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1487 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S300)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1482 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1488 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S291, S308)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1483 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S304-307)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1484 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S299-300)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1473 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S307-308)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1474 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290, S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1500 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S291, S292-295, S304)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1492 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S291, S299)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1498 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S291, S302)
02/02/2012SenateS.Amdt.1503 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S291, S299)
02/02/2012SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S290-315)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1503 Amendment SA 1503 proposed by Senator Tester to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S249; text: CR S249) To require Senate candidates to file designations, statements, and reports in electronic form.
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1492 Amendment SA 1492 proposed by Senator Tester to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S248-249; text: CR S248-249) To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to exempt a certain class of securities from such Act.
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1489 Amendment SA 1489 proposed by Senator Boxer to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S245-248; text: CR S245) To require full and complete public disclosure of the terms of home mortgages held by Members of Congress, the President, the Vice President, and executive branch officers nominated or appointed to a position by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1500 Amendment SA 1500 proposed by Senator Inhofe to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S243-245; text: CR S243-244) To prohibit unauthorized earmarks.
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1491 Amendment SA 1491 proposed by Senator Shelby to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S240-241; text: CR S240) To extend the STOCK Act to ensure that the reporting requirements set forth in the STOCK Act apply to the executive branch and independent agencies.
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1498 Amendment SA 1498 proposed by Senator Blumenthal to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S239-240; text: CR S239-240) To amend title 5, United States Code, to deny retirement benefits accrued by an individual as a Member of Congress if such individual is convicted of certain offenses.
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1485 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S239)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1476 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S239)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1477 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S238)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1470 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S238)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1478 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S238)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1487 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S239)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1481 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S238, S241-243; text as modified: CR S243)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1490 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S239)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1472 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S238)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1471 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S238)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1482 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S238)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1473 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S238)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1488 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S239)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1484 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S239)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1483 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S238)
02/01/2012SenateS.Amdt.1474 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S239)
02/01/2012SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR: S238-250, S250-254)
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1490 Amendment SA 1490 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S199-200; text: CR S199-200) To require former Members of Congress to forfeit Federal retirement benefits if they work as a lobbyist or engage in lobbying activities.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1488 Amendment SA 1488 proposed by Senator DeMint to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S195-197; text: CR S195) To express the sense of the Senate that the Senate should pass a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution that limits the number of terms a Member of Congress may serve.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1487 Amendment SA 1487 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S194-195; text: CR S194) To prohibit executive branch appointees or staff holding positions that give them oversight, rule-making, loan or grant-making abilities over industries or companies in which they or their spouse have a significant financial interest.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1485 Amendment SA 1485 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S194; text: CR S194) To extend the transaction reporting requirement to judicial officers and senior executive branch employees.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1484 Amendment SA 1484 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S194; text: CR S194) To require Members of Congress to certify that they are not trading using material, non-public information.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1476 Amendment SA 1476 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S190-192; text: CR S190; text as modified: CR S191) In the nature of a substitute.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1474 Amendment SA 1474 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S189-190; text: CR S189-190) To require that all legislation be placed online for 72 hours before it is voted on by the Senate or the House.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1473 Amendment SA 1473 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S188-189; text: CR S189) To prevent the creation of duplicative and overlapping Federal programs.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1483 Amendment SA 1483 proposed by Senator Leahy to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S186-187) To deter public corruption, and for other purposes.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1471 Amendment SA 1471 proposed by Senator McCain to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S183-186; text: CR S184) To protect the American taxpayer by prohibiting bonuses for Senior Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while they are in conservatorship.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1477 Amendment SA 1477 proposed by Senator Thune to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S183; text: CR S183) To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation as a requirement for a certain exemption under Regulation D.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1472 Amendment SA 1472 proposed by Senator Toomey to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S182, S197-199; text: CR S182) To prohibit earmarks.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1481 Amendment SA 1481 proposed by Senator Brown OH to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S181-182, S182; text: CR S181) To prohibit financial conflicts of interest by Senators and staff.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1478 Amendment SA 1478 proposed by Senator Brown OH to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S181, S182; text: CR S181) To change the reporting requirement to 10 days.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1482 Amendment SA 1482 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Lieberman to Amendment SA 1470. (consideration: CR S181; text: CR S181) To make a technical amendment to a reporting requirement.
01/31/2012SenateS.Amdt.1470 Amendment SA 1470 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S181) In the nature of a substitute.
01/31/2012SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S187-193, S194-200, S201-202)
01/31/2012SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S181)
01/31/2012SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S181)
01/30/2012SenateCloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 2. Record Vote Number: 3. (consideration: CR S148-149; text: CR S148-149)
01/30/2012SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S142-149)
01/26/2012SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S120)
01/26/2012SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S120; text: CR S120)
01/26/2012SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 301.
01/26/2012SenateCommittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Lieberman. Without written report.

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 112-105 (04/04/2012)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on February 9, 2012. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 or STOCK Act - (Sec. 3) Requires the congressional ethics committees to issue interpretive guidance of the rules of each chamber, including rules on conflicts of interest and gifts, with respect to the prohibition against the use by Members of Congress and congressional employees (including legislative branch officers and employees), as a means for making a private profit, of any nonpublic information derived from their positions as Members or congressional employees, or gained from performance of the individual's official responsibilities.

(Sec. 4) Declares that such Members and employees are not exempt from the insider trading prohibitions arising under the securities laws, including the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5.

Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to declare that such Members and employees owe a duty arising from a relationship of trust and confidence to Congress, the U.S. government, and U.S. citizens with respect to material, nonpublic information derived from their positions as Members or congressional employees or gained from performance of the individual's official responsibilities.

(Sec. 5) Amends the Commodity Exchange Act to apply to Members and congressional employees, or to judicial officers or employees its prohibitions against certain transactions, involving the purchase or sale of any commodity in interstate commerce, or for future delivery, or any swap.

(Sec. 6) Amends the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (EGA) to require specified individuals to file reports within 30 to 45 days after receiving notice of a purchase, sale, or exchange which exceeds $1,000 in stocks, bonds, commodities futures, and other forms of securities and subject to any waivers and exclusions.

Lists such individuals as: (1) the President; (2) the Vice President; (3) executive officers or employees, including certain special government employees and members of a uniformed service; (4) appointed administrative law judges; (5) executive branch employees in positions excepted from the competitive service because of their confidential or policymaking character (except those excluded from such exception by the Director of the Office of Government Ethics [OGE]); (6) the Postmaster General, the Deputy Postmaster General, each Governor of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, and certain U.S. Postal Service officers or employees; (7) the OGE Director and each designated agency ethics official; (8) civilian employees of the Executive Office of the President (other than a special government employee) appointed by the President; (9) Members of Congress; and (10) congressional officers and employees.

(Sec.7) Directs the Comptroller General to report to specified congressional committees on the role of political intelligence in the financial markets.

(Sec. 8) Requires the Secretary of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate, and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, by August 31, 2012, or 90 days after the enactment of this Act, to ensure that financial disclosure forms filed by Members, candidates for Congress, and congressional officers and employees, in calendar year 2012 and in subsequent years be made available to the public on the respective official Senate and House websites within 30 days after filing. Terminates such requirement upon implementation of the following public disclosure systems.

Directs the Secretary, the Sergeant at Arms, and the Clerk to develop systems to enable the electronic filing of such reports as well as their on-line public availability.

Amends EGA to revise the retention period for mandatory public availability of financial disclosure reports. Requires retention and public availability of the financial disclosure reports of a Member of Congress until six years after the date the individual ceases to be a Member (currently, six years after receipt of the report).

(Sec. 9) Requires the OGE to issue interpretive guidance of the relevant federal ethics statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct for executive branch employees, to specify that no such individual may use non-public information derived from his or her position or gained from the performance of official responsibilities as a means for making a private profit.

Requires the U.S. Judicial Conference to issue interpretive guidance of similar ethics rules, including the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges, applicable to: (1) federal judges, and (2) judicial employees.

Declares that executive branch employees, judicial officers, and judicial employees are not exempt from the insider trading prohibitions arising under the securities laws, including the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5.

Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to declare that such individuals owe a duty arising from a relationship of trust and confidence to the federal government and U.S. citizens with respect to material, nonpublic information derived from their positions as executive branch employees, judicial officers, or judicial employees gained from performance of the individual's official responsibilities.

(Sec. 11) Directs the President to ensure that financial disclosure forms filed in calendar year 2012 and in subsequent years by executive branch employees are publicly available on appropriate official websites of executive branch agencies within 30 days after such forms are filed.

Requires the OGE Director to develop systems to enable electronic filing and public access to these financial disclosure forms.

(Sec. 12) Amends the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit individuals required to file financial disclosure reports under EGA from purchasing securities that are the subject of an initial public offering in any manner other than is available to members of the public generally.

(Sec. 13) Amends EGA to require the financial disclosure report of the following individuals to include any secured mortgage which is their personal residence or that of his or her spouse: (1) the President, the Vice President, Members of Congress; and (2) certain individuals nominated for appointments as executive branch officers or employees (except those nominated to positions as Foreign Service Officers or a grade or rank in the uniformed services with a pay grade of 0-6 or below).

(Sec. 14) Declares that the transaction reporting requirements established by this Act shall not be construed to apply to a widely held investment fund (whether a mutual fund, regulated investment company, pension or deferred compensation plan, or other investment fund): (1) if the fund is publicly traded or its assets are widely diversified, and (2) the reporting individual neither exercises control over nor has the ability to exercise control over the financial interests held by the fund.

(Sec. 15) Denies Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) retirement benefits (other than a lump-sum reimbursement of personal contributions) to the President, the Vice President, or an elected official of a state or local government, if convicted of certain felonies.

(Sec. 16) Prohibits senior executives at the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (government-sponsored enterprises [GSEs]) from receiving bonuses during any period of conservatorship on or after the enactment of this Act.

(Sec. 17) Prohibits an individual required to file a financial disclosure report under EGA from directly negotiating or having any agreement of future employment or compensation without filing a signed disclosure statement, within three business days after commencement of the negotiation or agreement, with the individual's supervising ethics office.

Requires such an individual to recuse himself or herself whenever there is or there appears to be a conflict of interest with respect to the subject matter of the statement. Requires the individual, upon such a recusal, to notify the supervising ethics office and submit the relevant disclosure statement.

(Sec. 18) Amends the federal criminal code to subject to a fine or imprisonment of up to 15 years, or both, as well as possible disqualification from holding federal office, certain covered government persons, in addition to Member of Congress and congressional employees, who with the intent to influence, on the basis of partisan political affiliation, an employment decision or employment practice of any private entity: (1) takes or withholds, or offers or threatens to take or withhold, an official act; or (2) influences, or offers or threatens to influence, the official act of another.

Extends the meaning of "covered government person" (currently restricted to Members of Congress and congressional employees) to include the President, Vice President, an employee of the U.S. Postal Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission, or any other executive branch employee.

(Sec. 19) Makes conforming amendments to EGA and the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.

Requires retention and public availability of the financial disclosure reports of Members of the House until six years after the date an individual ceases to be a Member of Congress (currently, six years after receipt of the report).