Bill Keating on Government Reform



Forced MA Senate President to accept term limits

As a state Senator, Bill Keating took on Beacon Hill politics-as-usual and gained a reputation for standing up to even the most politically powerful. Keating forced Bulger to adopt key reforms like term limits on leadership positions. In Congress, Bill will stand up for tough but necessary reforms to change the way Washington is doing business. That includes banning corporate earmarks, closing loopholes that allow lobbyists to game the system, and making government more transparent.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, billkeating.org, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge.

Keating co-sponsored STOCK Act

Congressional Summary:Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act): Amends the Securities Exchange Act and the Commodity Exchange Act to prohibit purchase or sale of either securities or commodities by a person in possession of material nonpublic information regarding pending or prospective legislative action.

Bill explanation (ProCon.org, "Insider Trading by Congress", Feb. 3, 2012):

Source: H1148/S1871 11-S1871 on Nov 15, 2011

Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures.

Keating co-sponsored DISCLOSE Act

Congressional Summary:

Wikipedia & OnTheIssue Summary: