In order for our government to function, voters need to trust that lawmakers have their best interests at heart. Right now, we all know the trust just isn’t there. Until our elected officials get serious about cracking down on real or perceived conflicts of interest, the crisis of confidence will only get worse.
Passing legislation to address this serious conflict of interest is exactly what we need to restore public confidence in our government. The great news is right now, there are multiple opportunities to get this done:
- The Ending Trading and Holdings in Congressional Stocks (ETHICS) Act prohibits members, spouses, and dependent minors from owning or trading securities, commodities, or futures helping to restore trust in Congress.
- The Bipartisan Restoring Faith in Government Act is a very similar bill introduced in the U.S. House.
Join us in encouraging Congress to do everything they can to pass a congressional stock ban ASAP.
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