Democrat Leadership Really Doesn’t Want Congressional Stock Trading Banned

A House Democrat is up in arms against party leadership in the lower chamber after Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D‑Md.) blocked legislation that would ban stock trading by members of Congress.Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D‑Va.), incensed by the decision, said in a Sept. 30 statement that it was “a failure of House leadership” and called for a new generation of Democrats to take control of the party.
The text of the legislation (pdf), dubbed the Combatting Financial Conf …

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