Rep. Spanberger introduces bill aimed at rebuilding trust in Congress
The bill would require all members of Congress to put certain investment assets in a blind trust during their time in office. A member would be eligible to remove assets 180 days after leaving Congress. “We should remove not just the ability to behave improperly but even the possibility of that perception,” Spanberger said. According to the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, in 2020 lawmakers on both sides of the aisle made potentially unethical decisions buying and selling stocks with information gained from their positions.
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