Legislators trading individual stocks is an ethical disaster

San Antonio News-Express

In late September, the ethics watchdog group Campaign Legal Center cited seven members of Congress for massive failures to disclose their stock trades. This is a bipartisan problem. The Campaign Legal Center report named and shamed House representatives Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), Warren Davidson (R-OH), Lance Gooden (R-TX), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Thomas Suozzi (D-NY), Roger Williams (R-TX) and Michael San Nicholas (D-Guam). These seven engaged in hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock trading without reporting them.

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