Congress is now seriously considering bans on stock trading
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said public pressure forced congressional leaders to take up a stock trading ban for lawmakers and credited House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for standing down from her original opposition to new legislation.
“The people at home watching have made it too difficult to ignore,” Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday, noting that Congress now just needs to “stick the landing without any funny business” on new legislation. Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during a video news conference Thursday with Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois and Joe Neguse of Colorado.