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Financial Disclosure

Title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. §§ 101-111) (EIGA) requires Members, officers, certain employees of the U.S. House of Representatives and related offices, and candidates for the House of Representatives to file Financial Disclosure Statements  (FD Statements or Statements) with the Clerk of the House of Representatives.  In addition, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act) amended the EIGA to add a requirement for Members, officers, and certain employees of the House to report certain securities transactions over $1,000 within 30 days of notice of the transaction, but in no case later than 45 days after the transaction.  These STOCK Act filings are known as Periodic Transaction Reports (PTRs). In addition, House Rule 26 provides that Title I of the EIGA shall be deemed to be a rule of the House with regard to House Members, officers, and employees. The Committee on Ethics (Committee) administers the EIGA for the House.