Bipartisan Duo Say Voters Want Congress to Stop Trading Stocks, Leaders Open to a Vote

Top congressional Democrats are signaling Congress could vote soon on legislation to ban lawmakers from trading individual stocks. The move comes amid pressure from rank and file members from both parties arguing that voters overwhelmingly back the idea. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., doesn’t personally trade individual stocks — her husband does. She said in December she didn’t think a ban was necessary, but has reversed course as members in her caucus have pushed the issue.

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