http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-07/insider-trading-ban-for-u-s-congress-gains-support.html "Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Bipartisan support is growing in the U.S. Congress for new rules banning insider trading by lawmakers amid concerns about waning trust among the public. The number of co-sponsors for a measure explicitly banning such trading has grown from nine last month to 171 âand counting,â Representative Louise Slaughter, a New York Democrat, told the House Financial Services Committee yesterday. She first introduced similar legislation five years ago and never garnered more than 14 co-sponsors. The issue took on new urgency after the CBS News program â60 Minutesâ reported last month that members of Congress bought stock in companies during debates on legislation that might affect the businesses. None of the questioned investments was illegal, the report said..." Now if they will only pass it, along with term limits.