Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Dec 6, 2011 A bill first put forward five years ago to stop United States politicians from trading inside information is closer to becoming law. Congress is looking at a new law to block Senators and its members from using information picked up in committees, reports and briefings to play the stock market -- essentially insider trading. Data shows that nearly 1536 members of Congress outperform the stock market by about 6 to 10 per cent on a regular basis. But that may soon be a thing of the past. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington.