Campaign Finance Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Axne

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“A preliminary OCE investigation is required to determine whether the differences in Rep. Axne’s 2019 and 2020 reports are the result of reportable transactions. If so, Rep. Axne would have been required to file PTRs pursuant to the STOCK Act and House rules,” Kedric L. Payne, general counsel and senior director of ethics at Campaign Legal Center, wrote.  “The lack of accountability we’ve seen in regard to STOCK Act compliance is basically giving elected officials the green light to buy and sell stocks based on information gained from committee meetings without any transparency for their voters,” Payne said.

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