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Congressional Reform

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Leading Congressional Stock Trading Ban Bill Has Spouse Loophole

The most-cosponsored bill to ban stock trading while in office leaves a huge loophole for trading corporate stocks based on nonpublic information.

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Dems Spent Half of 2021 Blocked by Filibusters of Voting Rights Bills

Democracy activists are calling on the Biden White House to join talks about how the Senate can pass the Freedom to Vote Act this year.

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Arizona Students Launch Hunger Strike to Pass Voting Rights Bill

Twenty young people at the Arizona Capitol are calling on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to support a change in Senate rules and advance the Freedom to Vote Act.

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Senators Cling to Fossil Fuel Stocks as World Heats Up

More than one in four senators is invested in the fossil fuel industry as the Senate strips major climate programs from the reconciliation bill.

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The Secretive Group Steering the Dems

The Democratic caucus group that puts corporate Dems in key committee seats won't release its rules or disclose its members.

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Manchin Removes Ethics Provisions From Democratic Reform Bill

Senate Democrats' Freedom to Vote Act would no longer strengthen conflict of interest rules that prevent members of Congress from working on legislation primarily for their own financial interests.

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Lawmakers Benefit From Booming Defense Stocks

Here are the members of Congress who own stock in defense contractors like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

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The Roadblocks to Banning Congress From Trading Stocks

Active stock traders Zoe Lofgren and Gary Peters chair the committees where bills banning congressional stock trades are being left to die.

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Congress Won’t Stop Trading Stocks

Researchers studying congressional stock ownership have found that the practice has effects on lobbying activity and potentially on market movements.