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Move to Ban Stock Trades in Congress Gains Steam With Rare Bipartisan Unity

  • Current law requires disclosure, but features few restrictions
  • Pelosi seeks review of compliance with trading disclosures
The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg
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There’s a bull market for proposals to ban stock trading by members of Congress.

Progressive Democrats and conservative Republicans alike are pushing forward with new plans, or dusting off old ones, to impose broad restrictions on trading by lawmakers -- and, in some cases, their immediate family.