(From Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler)When Speaker Pelosi can trade millions of dollars in stocks per year, outperform the market, and receive classified briefings at the same time, it’s no wonder she defends the trading of individual stocks by Congress.
That’s why I’ve joined Senator Hawley in this fight against insider trading and introduced the Banning Insider Trading in Congress Act in the House. This legislation would prohibit Members of Congress and their spouses from holding or trading individual stocks.
It’s past time for Congress to crack down on this potential corruption and work for the American people, instead of their own wallets. I am pleased to join Senator Hawley in our fight to restore decency and truth to Washington.
No one – not even the Speaker of the House – should personally benefit from public service.