Congress and Insider Trading

Monday, May 15th, 2017 and is filed under Blog, Elections, Issues

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The headline today in Politico (“Reckless Stock Trading Leaves Congress Rife with Conflicts“) brought two reactions from the Madison Project staff this morning.

The first was, “Is the liberal media trying to smear Republican Congressmen?”

The second, after reading the story, was, “Come on, man, what are you guys thinking?!”

So we thought we would toss the question out to the broader readership.

Should Members of Congress be allowed to use their subcommittee and committee assignments and insider knowledge to purchase stock in companies that may be affected by the policies they are enacting?

Our view is that this is why Washington, DC is called The Swamp.