Momentum builds to prohibit lawmakers from trading stocks

The push to bar lawmakers from trading stocks is gaining momentum as lawmakers and congressional candidates in both parties seek to capitalize on the proposal’s huge popularity. Last week, Sens. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) — who is up for reelection this year — introduced a bill to require lawmakers to put their stocks in a blind trust.

By: Karl Evers-Hillstrom
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