Congressional Stock Trading

Posted on AllSides February 14th, 2022

“Legislation to tighten controls on U.S. lawmakers' financial transactions, including possibly banning them from buying and selling stocks, could be put on a fast track toward passage, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said [last] Wednesday… Late last year, Pelosi had defended stock market trading by members. But the practice has come under increasing scrutiny, in part as social media users pay growing attention to U.S. lawmakers' investments.” Reuters

Many on both sides agree that members of Congress should be barred from trading stocks while in office.

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