Con to the question "Should Insider Trading by Congress Be Allowed?"
"[W]hether or not there is clear and conclusive evidence that members of Congress or our staffs have benefitted financially from insider information and whether or not the SEC believes it can act against members of Congress under its existing authority, there ought to be a law that explicitly deters such unethical, illegal behavior by members of Congress and punishes it when it happens…
Adopting a new law that explicitly makes insider trading by members of Congress illegal would strengthen the ‘foundations of our national policy’ and I hope, in a small way, help repair the breach that exists today between our government and our people.”
"Insider Trading and Congressional Accountability," Opening statement for the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Public Affairs, Dec. 1, 2011
Experts Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to insider trading issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to insider trading issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
US Senator (I-CT), 2006-present
Chairman, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 2000-present
Co-chair, Senate Caucus on Global Internet Freedom
Co-chair, Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Co-chair, Congressional Public Service Caucus
Member, Congressional International Conservation Caucus
US Senator (D-CT), 1988-2006
Connecticut Attorney General (D), 1983-1988
Lawyer, private practice, 1980-1983
Connecticut State Senator (D), 1970-1980
Lawyer, Wiggin and Dana LLP, 1967-1970
LLB, Yale University Law School, 1967
AB, Political Science and Economics, Yale University, 1964
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Co-founded the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), a non-profit organization whose stated mission is to "support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives a philosophically rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price"
Lives in Stamford, Connecticut and Washington, DC with his wife Hadassah, and has four children and eleven grandchildren