By Justin Sink
Still, Senate leaders decided to move ahead with the House version of the bill rather than continue to squabble over the provisions, voting 96-3 Thursday to advance the legislation to Obama's desk.
“This represents Congress at its best,” Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) told reporters Thursday. “We dealt with it quickly and on a bipartisan basis ... hopefully this will be a model for other critical legislation that we ought to be adopting.”
Cantor also released a statement hailing the bipartisan cooperation on the legislation.
“The STOCK Act is a product of bipartisan efforts in the House and the Senate and will help restore the public’s trust in their elected officials,” Cantor said.