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Sign the petition: No more stock trading for members of Congress

Sign the petition: no more stock trading for members of Congress

It's just outrageous.

Early this year, before the public really understood the threat of the coronavirus, Members of Congress started receiving red-alert briefings about the potential pandemic.

In response, several Senators sold millions of dollars of threatened stocks—all while publicly downplaying the coronavirus threat.

Here's my bottom line: members of Congress and their staff should be working for the American people, not abusing their public office to get rich.

Sure, we have rules against insider trading by Members of Congress. But those rules are hard to enforce and cases are even harder to prove. Let's make this simple: Senators and Representatives should be barred entirely from owning and trading individual stocks.

Members of Congress should never be put in a position where their influence, access to information, and decision-making impacts their stock portfolio. We need a law to bar members of Congress from buying or selling stocks, or serving on corporate boards, while they're in office.

Sign the petition: No more trading in stocks for Members of Congress.

Let's get this done.


Posted on April 15, 2020.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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