WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-Fairport, is among the wittier members of the New York House delegation, but she let Jon Stewart get most of the laughs when she appeared on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night.
Slaughter appeared to push the STOCK Act, her proposal to ban insider stock trading among members of Congress. The House and Senate have approved different versions of the bill, and Slaughter urged Stewart's viewers to contact their congresspeople to push for appointment of a conference committee to finalize the bill.
For his part, Stewart made no secret of his support of the STOCK Act, which Slaughter has been pushing for six years.
The full clip can be seen below, with Slaughter's appearance beginning at about the 14:45 mark:
-- Jerry Zremski