A push to ban members of Congress from trading individual stocks gains momentum

Kedric Payne, general counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, said polls overwhelmingly show support for changing the law. "Members of Congress are finally seeing that the public wants to know that they are not acting in their own personal interests when they make official decisions," Payne told NPR. His group has filed complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics and Senate ethics committee detailing violations with the current law. Payne says there are more than 50 instances in the last year of members not disclosing their stock trades in the time period required.

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