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December 13th, 2011
11:44 PM ET

Video: KTH: Congress shelves bill on insider trading

The bill would bar lawmakers from cashing in on stock or other financial information that isn't released to the public.

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  1. Dale

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Please keep following up on the insider trading by Congress. Don't let them table this forever and not change anything. I think their plan is to continue tabling it until the public forgets about it. Keep up the good work!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  2. Bev

    And this is a suprise?

    December 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  3. Peter Marks

    Why are the members of Congress allowed to use insider trading when the rest of the population isn't allowed to use insider trading information to buy and sell stocks? I thought the members of Congress were elected to represent we, the people. The members of Congress voted themselves for Congress to be allowed to do insider trading and this is against the law as the members of Congress are required to abide by the Constitution of the United States of America and by the members of Congress being allowed to use insider trading they have placed themselves above the law without voter approval. No government body, institution or individual is permitted to place themselves above the law and not adhere to the Constitution of the United States of America. Yes Congress makes the law but Congress must abide by the law and not violate the Constitution when making the law. Congress violated the Constitution and those who voted for the law should be impeached for they violated their oath of office they made when they were sworn into office.

    December 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  4. Diana

    Anderson, please continue to fight to make Congress as accountable as the rest of our citizenship. Thanks for all you do. Our family appreciates your hard work.

    December 14, 2011 at 10:05 am |
  5. April

    So tell me Anderson, if all the congressmen and women were once US citizens BEFORE they were voted into congress and during the time they were just mere US Citizens like you and I it was against the law to be a part of insider trading and they could have been arrested for said act then tell me what makes them exempt now???

    Congressmen and women who are exempt from insider trading is just an abuse of power. I will not vote for any congress person who has abused this power so please keep reporting on who those people are and I encourage anyone who is upset as I am to not vote these people back into office.

    Thank you for your show and your informative reporting.

    December 14, 2011 at 9:53 am |
  6. Michael Prescott

    I'm glad you aired the segment on this subject,hope they don't come for you.There's probably a lot more thing's they can do and get away with it,keep bring this kind's of thing up to the American People an eventually they will have to do something about it.Keep them Honest, you have the voice.

    December 14, 2011 at 9:23 am |
  7. Babs Moley

    Thank you, Anderson Cooper, for your segment "Keeping Them Honest." The delay in Congress passing this legislation is shameful and, unfortunately, not surprising. Once again Congress appearing to behave like foxes in the hen house.

    December 14, 2011 at 5:19 am |
  8. Bay

    Mr. Anderson Cooper, Thank You for being "The Peoples Whip". As you know the majority and minority Whip in the House and Senate counts the votes and put the legislators on record. Thank you for being "the Peoples Whip" in Congress for counting the votes for passage of the Insider Trading Rule for Congressional members. Thank You very much.

    December 14, 2011 at 12:38 am |