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There was a proposal several years back that a law be passed that would prohibit congress from passing laws that congress would be exempt from. What was that called? I thought there was one that wasn't just employment law but also insider trading and libel laws.

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    When you get an answer which is correct but not what you expected because your question wasn't precise enough, you might want to consider writing a new question. See "Question editing that invalidates answers" on meta. – Philipp Jul 22 '16 at 14:57
  • @Philipp the answer is only partially correct. The answer provided is only true for employment law – ford prefect Jul 22 '16 at 14:58
  • Were you thinking of the Constitutional Amendment introduced by Ron DeSantis (FL-06)? – Drunk Cynic Jul 22 '16 at 15:30
  • I agree a constitutional amendment, which is not a law but a joint resolution by 2/3 vote of Congress, is a compelling answer. It would be the 28th and has been proposed by various sources. There is a legitimate concern that applying laws to Congress may run afoul of separation of powers concerning the judiciary interfering with the legislative branch; an amendment is the thing that can fix it. – Andrew D. Jul 23 '16 at 15:42
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You may mean the * Congress Leads By Example Act of 2011 * bill introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and reintroduced in 2013. Norton Press Release

  • That's helpful but do you know the one that covered insider trading etc. – ford prefect Jul 22 '16 at 14:28
  • @inquisitiveIdiot Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge, STOCK, Act, though that isn't what your question asks for. – Drunk Cynic Jul 22 '16 at 14:36
  • @DrunkCynic I thought there was a generalized version – ford prefect Jul 22 '16 at 14:44

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