Democratic Rep. Brad Schneider of Illinois violated a conflicts-of-interest law with late stock-trade disclosures. His office blames a missed mouse click.
"The fact that members of congress repeatedly fail to comply with the simple reporting requirements in the STOCK Act just shows why congressional stock trading reform is so critical," said Delaney Marsco, senior legal counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan watchdog organization. "Voters have a right to know what lawmakers' financial interests are in real time, and when one member's failure to click a button means voters don't get that information, it's a big problem.”
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