House Passes STOCK Act without "Political Intelligence Consultant" Requirements

Political Law Alert

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved its version of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge ("STOCK") Act by a 417-2 vote. Unlike the Senate-passed version described in Caplin & Drysdale's earlier client alert, the House version of the STOCK Act does not include new registration and reporting obligations for "political intelligence consultants." Instead, the House version only calls for a Comptroller General/Congressional Research Service study on the activities of "political intelligence consultants."

A compromise on the "political intelligence consultants" provision may yet be included in the final STOCK Act after Senate and House Members reconcile the two different versions of the bill. Caplin & Drysdale will continue to follow this legislation closely and provide timely updates to our clients.   

If you have any questions about this alert, please contact:

Trevor Potter at 202.862.5092 or
Matthew T. Sanderson  at 202.862.5046 or
Bryson B. Morgan at 202.862.7836 or

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