WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today discussed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act on his weekly radio call. Udall also talked about the Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act, which is headed to the President for his signature. Click here for audio.
Below is a timeline of Senator Udall’s remarks:
00:00 – Udall opens the conversation by giving an update of final passage of the Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act, which he worked on with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. In addition he gives his thoughts on the STOCK Act being debated on the Senate floor this week.
2:44 – Answers questions on the STOCK Act and discusses the process moving forward to ensure the bill passes the Senate.
4:43 – Talks about his expectations regarding debate on the payroll tax, unemployment benefits and tax extenders, which expire at the end of February.
7:15 – Highlights growing support for campaign finance reform through a constitutional amendment. Notes that since the Citizens United decision, special interest funding in campaigns has gone up 1,600 percent.