Four more Republican members of Congress appear to have violated a federal law designed to combat insider trading and conflicts of interest

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Four more members of Congress appear to have improperly disclosed personal stock transactions in violation of a federal transparency and conflict-of-interest law. Congress has done a poor job of policing its own, said Kedric Payne, general counsel and senior director for ethics at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. "Consequences of noncompliance are not real today," said Payne, whose organization advocates a ban on federal lawmakers trading individual stocks. "The ethics committees in the House and Senate need to make it clear that they will enforce the STOCK Act."

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