Why Are Members of Congress Allowed to Trade Stocks?

In secret meetings Two years ago this month, members of Congress were told what the rest of America will soon know: the deadly virus was spreading rapidly abroad and heading to the United States. Some lawmakers acted on the spot – not in the public’s interest, but in their own. They sold off stocks weeks … Read more

Some in Congress seek to ban US lawmakers from trading stocks

WASHINGTON: Capitol Hill has begun debating whether to ban US lawmakers from trading stocks, but despite some rare bipartisan unity on the issue, the matter is far from settled. Legislation introduced earlier this month by Democratic Senators John Osoff of Georgia and Mark Kelly of Arizona required members of Congress and their spouses and dependent … Read more