Enough is Enough. Pass a ban on congressional stock trading.

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We’ve been bullish for some time on the need to strengthen the rules around members of Congress and their ability to make individual stock trades. With yet another report about lawmakers and their family members making a host of trades in sectors related to their official work, there should be little doubt the time has come for a ban on this activity.

Maine 2nd Congressional District Rep. Jared Golden has been making the case for such a ban for a while, and that case continues to get stronger.

At the beginning of the month, Golden was part of a bipartisan group of members in the U.S. House of Representatives who sent a letter to House leaders outlining their priorities for potential legislation to reform congressional stock practices. These lawmakers have been involved in various efforts to address this issue, which hopefully will be condensed into one package that can pass both houses of Congress and be signed into law.